Due to the extreme temperatures in the forecast for the remainder of this week, officials have cancelled the Thursday night Summer Twilight Concert event in Historic Folsom this week.

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued an updated weather forecast for the remainder of the week with temperatures well above the century mark. Thursday’s forecast estimates temperatures to be at least 112 degrees in Folsom, prompting Historic District leaders to make the decision to cancel the event. 

Ariel Jean was the scheduled performer this Thursday. Tuesday evening, Historic District Executive Director Judy Collinsworth confirmed with Folsom Times that the band will be rescheduled for the series in September, likely extending it by a week beyond its current end date of Sept 5.

“The crowds have been tremendous this year and it seems prudent to make sure they are able to enjoy the concerts in comfort,” Ian Cornell, emcee for the weekly Historic District concerts told Folsom Times. “I can hardly get the crowd to laugh at my best jokes when the weather’s temperate. I can’t imagine trying to get them to chuckle if they’re sweltering.  All joking aside, this decision was made in the interest of safety for all.”

At this time, similar outdoor concerts are still scheduled as planned in other areas of the city Friday, including City Lions Park and Palladio, when temperatures are expected to cool slightly.

With these seasonably high temperatures expected, officials remind everyone it is important that you take precautionary steps to keep yourself, your family, your neighbors and your pets cool, and remember to check on seniors and those with mobility issues at least twice a day.  

Keep as cool and hydrated as possible; drink plenty of water, avoid spending time outside, especially during the hottest part of the day, and limit outside activities as much as possible. Cooling down a few hours a day will allow the body to recover and tolerate the heat better for the rest of the day.  

Tips for Beating the Heat:

Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of cool water and electrolyte drinks such as Propel or Gatorade to replenish hydration. Avoid alcoholic beverages. 

Limit sun exposure – When possible, stay in air conditioning on hot days. If you don’t have air conditioning, take cool showers or freeze a wet cloth to wipe down your head and neck.

Check on loved ones – Be sure to check on less mobile or older friends, family and neighbors who live alone, don’t have air conditioning or are hesitant to use their air conditioner.

Clothing – Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing 

Avoid the hottest part of the day – If you have to be outside, try to stick to the cooler morning and evening hours. Wear light, loose clothing and take frequent, shaded or air-conditioned breaks.  Do not exercise outside during the hottest part of the day.

Beware of hot cars – Never leave a person or a pet in a parked car, even for a short time. On a mild 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees in fewer than 10 minutes.

Keep your pets cool – Give your pets plenty of fresh, clean water. Don’t exercise your pets in high temperatures or when the pavement is hot. Make sure they have a shady place to get out of the sun or bring them indoors.

Sunscreen – Protect your skin against cancer, burns and skin damage by using SPF 30 or higher.

Stay informed – Watch your local weather forecasts so you can plan outdoor activities safely and pay attention to any extreme heat alerts.

Take advantage of cooling spaces– utilize cooling spaces such as libraries or shopping centers, or cooling centers when available. 

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