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Hot weekend in Sacramento's forecast

Published: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 - 6:47 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Highs could reach triple-digits this weekend in Sacramento, as temperatures are expected to peak Sunday before dipping into milder weather.

The National Weather Service predicts a high of 95 today, which should rise over the weekend to 99 on Sunday. Starting Tuesday, forecasters expect highs in the low-90s to upper-80s all week.

Off the coast, a lower pressure is forecast to develop over the weekend and then slowly move onshore. This will lead to a high likelihood of thunderstorms over the mountains Tuesday and Wednesday.

Smoke continues to be an issue as the American Fire in the Tahoe National Forest rages on. The NWS expects the smoke's behavior to follow the same pattern into the weekend, with smoke channeled in the foothills overnight, in the eastern Sacramento Valley in the morning and cleared out by the afternoon.

Courtesy of the NWS, here's the 7-day forecast:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 95. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 62. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South wind around 7 mph.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

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

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Call The Bee's Janelle Bitker, (916) 321-1027. Follow her in Twitter @JanelleBitker.

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