Sunny and hot is the forecast today as a quickie heat wave bakes the Sacramento region.
The highest temperature so far this year is expected to occur today in Sacramento. The National Weather Service is forecasting 98 degrees.
That's nowhere near the record for May 31, which is 106 degrees, a mark set in 2001. Still, a daytime maximum in the high 90s is a good 15 degrees above normal for late May. So get ready for a couple of unseasonably hot spring days.
Other high temps forecast for today: 100 in Redding, 98 in Chico, 79 in Blue Canyon, 94 in Vallejo and 96 in Stockton.
After the brief hot spell, the weather cools. Early next week, Sacramento's daytime high is expected to be 20 degrees cooler than today.
The detailed forecast for the Sacramento region:
Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South wind at 6 mph becoming west northwest.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 59. West northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 95. South wind at 7 mph becoming west.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South southwest wind between 8 and 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88. South wind at 6 mph becoming west.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
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