This satellite image of the western United States and Pacific Ocean shows clear skies over California caused by a high-pressure system that has allowed temperatures to climb. The recent string of 100-degree days will end as the heat moderates.

A couple of 100s for Sacramento before temperatures recede - slightly

Published: Friday, Jul. 19, 2013 - 6:54 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

A high of 101 is forecast for today in Sacramento, and Saturday could be a degree hotter.

If the city's daily maximum temperature reaches the century mark today, it will be the 11th 100-degree or hotter reading of the year. The average number of days Sacramento hits at least 100 degrees each calendar year is 22.

In 1988, Sacramento hit triple digits 41 times, a record for the city.

Sunday is expected to be hot, but the National Weather Service has backed off an earlier prediction of 100 degrees for the day.

The weather service's detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region:

Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. West-southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 62. South wind 6-10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 62. South wind around 9 mph.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Thursday: 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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