A warming trend begins today with 100-degree heat expected Friday through Sunday.
The high today is expected to get very close to triple digits with a high of about 97 forecast for Sacramento. Then, the mercury will inch into the 100-degree range with 100 forecast for Friday, 103 on Saturday and 101 on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Of course, the high pressure system producing the hot summer temperatures is not sitting only over the Sacramento region. Hot temperatures are also forecast for the foothills, mountains and the Delta.
The weather service advises residents of all areas in Northern California to plan activities with an eye on the temperature. Avoid outdoor activities, especially strenuous ones, when the day is hottest.
The hottest parts of the day occur during different time periods. The weather service notes that the hottest time in the valley and foothills is between 4-6 p.m., between 1-4 p.m. in the mountains and 3-5 p.m. in the Delta.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 61. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. South wind around 6 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 64. South wind around 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
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