Another warm day is forecast by the National Weather Service.
High temperatures are expected to top out right around normal in Sacramento. In late August, the region normally experiences daytime highs in the low 90s and that's pretty much what will occur.
Today's high is forecast to reach about 93 degrees. The high on Wednesday was 94 degrees.
Forecasters advise that smoke from the Rim fire near Yosemite National Park will continue to be present in the Sierra Nevada for the next several days. Smoky skies will be especially bothersome in the Lake Tahoe and Reno regions.
Also, forecasters warn, smoke could reach portions of the Sierra foothills again this morning.
Cooler temperatures are forecast Sunday and through Labor Day. Sierra thunderstorms could occur Sunday through Tuesday south of Highway 50.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind around 7 mph becoming south in the evening.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Labor Day: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.