The Bay Area's Indian Summer warm-up on Monday nearly sizzled the record book.
But aside from Kentfield in Marin County, which hit a record 97 degrees for Oct. 1, it was hot -- but not record hot -- in cities across the region, according to the National Weather Service.
San Jose hit 94 degrees, three degrees under a record, and Santa Cruz's 100 degrees was a perfect reason to hit the beach, but fell short of the town's 102-degree record. Gilroy also hit 100 degrees, not a record for that date on the calendar.
A National Weather Service spokesman said it will remain warm on Tuesday, although a few degrees less inland and a bit cooler along the coast. As the week progresses and moves toward the weekend, temperatures are expected to moderate considerably and draw closer to normal for early October.