Today is supposed to be one of the hottest days of 2019 so far – with the mercury expected to easily surpass the century mark and reach as high as 102 degrees in Lathrop by the early afternoon.
And because of a maintenance issue, residents may have to do without the water features at both Mossdale and Valverde Parks as a way to beat the heat.
According to Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal, the city is currently working to ensure that the features – which spray water from the ground and are popular with younger children – stay slip-resistant as they get more use during the popular summer months.
The features were taken offline Wednesday at 5 p.m. for at least a 24-hour period to allow for city crews to do the maintenance work necessary to ensure the safety of all who use the popular features.
By this weekend – when the temperature in Lathrop is expected to approach 110 degrees – the features should be up and running for all residents to enjoy safely.
The triple-digit heat is expected to subside by early next week, and according to Accuweather isn’t expected to return through the first week of August as the 2019/20 school year approaches.
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