Following a stint of cooler than normal weather, the Bay Area was in for the summer's first significant scorcher on Friday, forecasters said. A high-pressure system moving into the region will push temperatures to 106 degrees in some areas, including Livermore and Brentwood, National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Strudley said.

Meanwhile, Concord is forecast for 104 on Friday, San Jose was expected to hit 96 degrees and Oakland was forecast to reach a high of 88. By Saturday, temperatures should begin to drop in most regions, Strudley said. Livermore was expected to cool about six degrees Saturday, to 100, and then down to 98 on Sunday. Brentwood was forecast to dip to 103 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Concord's high temperature from Friday was expected to drop more than 10 degrees Saturday and Sunday to 93. Oakland's high on Saturday and Sunday was forecast for 78 while San Jose's expected high on those days was as 86.

Ocean air and scattered low-hanging clouds were expected to keep temperatures cooler along the coast. Although San Francisco was expected to hit 83 on Friday, Saturday's high temperature was expected to be 76 and forecast at 74 on Sunday.

With plenty of hot weather in the forecast, Strudley said it's important to stay hydrated during outdoor activities.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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