Sacramento this afternoon tied three records for heat, National Weather Service officials said.
About 4 p.m., downtown reached 110 degrees, matching the record for July 4 set in 1991. Sacramento Executive Airport also tied its record for July 4 in 1991 of 109 degrees.
It's also the seventh day in a row of 105 degrees or hotter, tying the record set August 5-11 in 1990, said Brooke Bingaman, a meteorologist with the weather service in Sacramento.
The sweltering heat made its way across the region, with unofficial sites reporting 113 in Folsom and 108 for Roseville.
Red Bluff baked in 112 degree weather, tying the record for July 4 set in 1970, according to the weather service. The Central Valley sizzled, but the temperatures there weren't enough to shatter records.
Stockton reached 107 degrees, just one degree shy of its 108 record for July 4. Modesto also hit 107 degrees, three degrees short of its 110 record.
The heat will lessen tonight, when temperatures are predicted to drop below triple-digits. But don't worry, relief is in sight.
The Delta breeze is expected to move in tonight, bringing overnight lows into the 67-70 degree range, Bingaman said. Temperatures will move into the 90s Friday, before falling into the 80s on Saturday.