The Livermore Airport will celebrate two events today--its 14th annual airport open house and this date in 1952 when the Tri-Valley had its hottest Sept. 26 ever when 103 degrees was recorded at the airport's weather station.
Today's temperature could reach--or even break--that mark, although the latest forecast indicates the thermometer will top at only 102 degrees.
Still, the hundreds of flight fans who annually visit the airport for the open house might want to go early since the highest temperatures won't come until about 3 p.m.
The airport open house will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's a free community event that will offer exhibits, food, entertainment and a chance to meet pilots and see their planes. More than 600 aircraft will be on display, including military "warbirds," restored classic airplanes that are decades old, experimental and home-built planes, and airplanes designed for aerobatics seen at air shows.
On Sunday, the temperature will drop back to 99, and then make a sharp drop to 80 degrees, possibly as low as 79, when the heat wave finally gives way to fall on Monday.
Tonight the Tri-Valley is expected to be mostly clear with patchy clouds developing after midnight. Low temperatures in the lower 60s and variable winds of 5 to 10 mph are anticipated.