Tropical heat wave broke a Richmond temperature record Monday

Weekend heat wave prompts county health warnings
Temperatures are expected to climb by more than 10 degrees Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

The tropical heat wave that prompted humid conditions in the Bay Area over the last two days also broke a heat record in Richmond on Monday, the National Weather Service told us.

We first heard about the record in the San Francisco Chronicle. Monday’s temps reached highs of 90 degrees, beating the previous record high for July 20 of 88 degrees in 1996, a forecaster confirmed Tuesday.

The muggy weather was brought on by Hurricane Dolores about 200 miles off the San Diego coast, the Chronicle reported.

The Bay Area is returning to usual, cooler summer temperatures. Today, Richmond is forecast to top out at 61 degrees.