Scorcher with small chance of lightning, thunderstorms forecast for Sacramento area

Published: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 - 6:35 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 - 11:01 am

The Sacramento region will remain hot today, though more seasonal temperatures are expected later in the week. The National Weather Service also predicts a chance of showers, thunderstorms and lightning through Wednesday.

The high today is expected to reach near 101 degrees. Starting Tuesday, more clouds and a gradual return of onshore flow should bring some cooling to the region, with highs brought down to the lower-90s.

Sunday's high reached triple-digits at 101 degrees, which is 9 degrees more than the normal high for this time of year.

Here's the 7-day forecast:

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Areas of smoke before 11 a.m. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tuesday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tuesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 8 to 11 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

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

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

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

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

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

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