It's going to be hard to escape the heat wave over the next few days, but several cooling centers have opened to help residents beat the heat.
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Nearly 36 million of our almost 39.5 million Californians will be impacted, including San Francisco and our coast.
In addition, a Flex Alert and Spare the Air Alert have been called for Friday.
Watch the video player above for Meteorologist Mike Nicco's full story.
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