The two hottest days this week: Friday and Saturday.
That's the best scientific estimation of the National Weather Service. Government forecasters are calling for a high of 105 both days in Sacramento.
The blistering temperatures are due to a strong high pressure system building across Northern California. Forecasters predict that Sacramento will have six straight days of 100 degrees or more starting on Wednesday.
The detailed, 7-day forecast:
Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. South wind around 8 mph.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 105.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 105.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.
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