Sacramento temperatures will nudge upward to record highs today and Monday, followed by cooling winds at mid-week and a spike of hot weather at the end of the week.
Today's high could hit 93 degrees, but likely won't shatter downtown Sacramento's record of 94 for the day, said Johnnie Powell, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
Monday will bring some weak winds, but not enough to keep the temperatures out of the low 90s, he said.
As a high-pressure ridge builds along the west coast, north winds will waft across the valley Tuesday and Wednesday, cooling temperatures to the mid-80s.
By Thursday and Friday, temperatures will climb back up to the upper 90s, 10 to 20 degrees above normal for this time of year, Powell said. He said the normal temperature for Friday is 77 degrees, while that day's record high is 100.
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