The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures will remain in triple digits before dropping back into the 90s late this week.
Saturday was the hottest day of the year in downtown Sacramento, which reached a high of 106 degrees, said Jim Mathews of the National Weather Service. The record downtown Sacramento high for Aug. 11 is 110, set in 1996, but Saturday's mark was 13 degrees higher than the average temperature for that date.
Temperatures for Sunday and Monday are predicted to be stay hot, with highs of 106 and 105 degrees, respectively, according to the NWS.
Forecasters are predicting that residents should see a decrease in temperatures later in the week, with highs dropping to about 98 degrees by Friday. Lows are expected to remain about 60 degrees all week.
The NWS has issued a special weather statement reminding individuals to be mindful of the triple-digit temperature run by taking care to drink plenty of water, avoid strenuous activity during the hottest parts of the day, wear lightweight and light-colored clothing, and to ensure that children and pets are not left unattended in vehicles.
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