Look for higher temperatures and gusty north winds this afternoon in Sacramento.
The National Weather Service predicts a high of 94 degrees today as temperatures begin a climb toward triple-digits. High pressure is expected to build along the coast from Sunday into next week, bringing hot temperatures at least through Tuesday.
By the end of the weekend, forecasters predict valley communities will have triple digit heat, the foothills will experience daytime highs in the 90s and the mountains will have highs in the 80s.
While the days will be hot, a look at the weather history tables reveals that records are not likely to be broken, according to forecasters. Daytime highs are expected to be several degrees short of record readings, according to the NWS.
The last day with a reading of 100 degrees or more in Sacramento was Aug. 19 when the mercury hit 104.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 94. Light north northwest wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 66. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 68. Light and variable wind.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 68.
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 66.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
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