There’s not much chance Sacramento could set a record today for high heat, but Thursday’s all-time maximum is in jeopardy.
The all-time high for May 14 in Sacramento is 103 degrees, a mark set in 1987. The National Weather Service is forecasting a toasty 98 degrees for Wednesday, well short of the record.
However, on Thursday, 98 degrees is forecast once again. The record maximum in Sacramento, set in 1927, is just 99 degrees.
All of this very hot weather is due to a strong high pressure system continuing to build over Northern California. Over the weekend, the hot spell will break.
By Monday, temperatures will have dropped 20 degrees from today’s scorcher. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for Sacramento:
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 63. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
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