Paul Kitagaki Jr. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

People float on on inflatable devices on the American River near Sunrise Blvd to keep cool during triple digit weather on June 30, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.

Mini cool-down forecast after Sacramento gets 10th 100-degree day

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2013 - 6:57 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2013 - 1:41 pm

A surprising 101 degrees was registered Tuesday in Sacramento.

This week was supposed to be devoid of 100-degree days, according to the advance forecast. But that was not in the cards as Sacramento recorded its 10th 100-degree day of the year.

Looking ahead, the National Weather Service promises a slight break in the hot weather.

The Delta breeze is expected to increase some tonight, leading to highs in the mid-to-low 90s in Sacramento on Thursday and Friday. Today's high will be a toasty 96.

The advance forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South wind 7 to 13 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 59. South wind 9 to 13 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind around 9 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 63.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 63.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

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

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