A trickle of a delta breeze and cloud cover could keep Sacramento temperatures from reaching 110 degrees, a torrid range earlier forecast for today and Wednesday.
The current forecast for the next two days in the Sacramento region calls for highs around 105 degrees, which is hot to be sure, but not quite as broiling as had been predicted. On Monday it looked like Tuesday and Wednesday would be 110 and 112 degrees, respectively.
More good news coming in the forecast today is that the heat wave could break a day sooner with Friday's forecast coming in about 95 degrees instead of a previously predicted 100. The weekend looks even cooler with a high around 92 forecast for both days.
Still, today, Wednesday and the 4th of July will be plenty hot. If all three days come in at 100 or above, that would make 7 straight days of 100-degree weather.
That's no where near the record of consecutive 100-degree days in a Sacramento summer. The record: 11 set in 2006 from July 16 through July 26.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for Sacramento:
Today: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Light west wind becoming southwest 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 105. Heat index values as high as 108. South wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 8 to 11 mph.
Independence Day: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 105. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
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