Just when the Sacramento area seemed to be settling into cooler fall weather, another mini-heat wave is around the corner.
A high-pressure system will begin pushing warm air in from the Pacific Ocean Monday, bringing some heat with it, said Johnnie Powell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
No rain is predicted for the next week.
Today's high is expected to hover near 79 degrees, according to the weather service. But by later this week, the temperatures could be as much as 10 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year, Powell said.
Monday's forecast calls for mostly sunny with a high of 82; Tuesday's forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 87; Wednesday is forecast to be sunny with a high of 86; Thursday is forecast to be sunny with a high of 87; and Friday is forecast as sunny with a high near 85.
Saturday is expected to drop down to 78 degrees, more in the normal range for this time of the year.
The warmer temperatures, however, won't smash any records, Powell said. Normal average temperatures for late October are around 78 to 80 degrees.
"At the peak on Thursday, we could be about 10 degrees above normal, but it's not uncommon for October to get some hot days," he said.
For instance, the record high for today is 98 degrees, set in 1991. The record high for Oct. 1 is 101 degrees, while the record for Oct. 19 is 91 degrees, Powell said.
"October is a transition month, so we see wide differences sometimes," he said. "The lows will be in the mid-50s, so it cools down dramatically in the evening. Don't forget your jackets, because once the sun goes down, it gets quite a bit cooler."
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