Sacramento area ready to heat up, with 109 degrees in Saturday forecast

Published: Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013 - 6:31 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Jun. 8, 2013 - 2:53 pm

While today's weather is expected to pleasant, the National Weather Service is calling attention to a brief but ferocious hot spell just ahead.

The high temperature in Sacramento on Monday was 89 degrees, a few degrees above normal for early June. Overnight, the delta breeze cooled things down.

Today's high is expected to reach 88 degrees. Then, the warm-up begins with a strong high pressure system building over the region.

Temperatures in the 100s are expected Friday and Saturday. Saturday is predicted to be a record-breaking scorcher with 109 degrees forecast for Sacramento.

The weather cools on Sunday with temperatures dipping about 14 degrees into the mid-90s in the Sacramento region.

The detailed forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South wind 8 to 14 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 90. South southwest wind around 8 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 10 to 13 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 105.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 109.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

Sunday:Sunny, with a high near 95.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Call The Bee's Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079. Follow him on Twitter @Lindelofnews.

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