An evening view at the Panorama bluffs last summer.

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Bakersfield from Monday afternoon to Tuesday evening. 

Temperatures are expected to reach up to 105 degrees, the National Weather Service reported. 

Heat-related illnesses are likely, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. 

People with chronic medical conditions, adults over 65, low income households, infants, children, athletes and outdoor workers are more at risk of developing heat-related illnesses, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cooling centers are available when the weather is dangerously hot. San Joaquin Valley and Kern River Valley centers open when temperatures are forecasted at 105 degrees; Mountain centers at 95 degrees; and Desert centers at 108 degrees. If cooling centers are not open, all Kern County Library locations will be available during their regularly scheduled hours. 

Local spray parks are also available to beat the heat, as are popular water areas such as Lake Buena Vista, Kern River by Beach Park, Lake Ming and The Park at Riverwalk.


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