Sacramento's hot September is now a record-breaking one.
The mercury in Sacramento hit 91 degrees Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. It was the 25th day this month that temperatures in the city met or exceeded the 90-degree threshold.
That total eclipses the record of 24 days set in September 1974, said National Weather Service forecaster Karl Swanberg.
"It's Sacramento weather you can't beat it," said Scott Fong, 35, of Sacramento.
Fong was out on Saturday afternoon at Fremont Park. He planned to take advantage of the unusually warm weather to walk around downtown.
Swanberg said weeks of dry air over the Sacramento Valley have made conditions ripe for a record September, while nighttime temperatures in the high 50s have made for pleasant evenings in the region.
"We've had an awful lot of 90-degree-plus days," Swanberg said. "At the same time, the overnight lows have been comfortable."
Sacramento's Cindy Suen, who was also enjoying the warm weather at Fremont Park, described Saturday's weather as "perfect for fall."
"It's not too hot and not too cold," said Suen, 31.
But Sacramento will turn up the heat this week, forecasters say.
Today's temperatures could creep up to 101 degrees.
"We're still looking at several days of warm, dry conditions here in the Valley," said Drew Peterson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
Here's the seven-day forecast:
Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Calm wind.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 61. Calm wind.
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Calm wind.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
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