Expect record-tying or record-breaking temperatures Thursday as the last remnants of a high pressure system exerts its influence on the Sacramento region.
The all-time maximum temperature in Sacramento for May 15 is 99 degrees, a mark set in 1927. The National Weather Service is predicting the mercury will reach 99 this afternoon.
The Delta breeze should begin to ramp up this evening, dropping the temperatures on Friday a few degrees. On Saturday, temperatures should return to near normal levels while on Sunday the forecast calls for temperatures to dip below normal.
The record high temperatures for May 15:
Sacramento: 99 degrees set in 1927
Redding: 103 set in 2008
Red Bluff: 104 set in 2008
Sacramento’s Executive Airport: 99 set in 2008
Stockton: 100 set in 1972
Modesto: 101 set in 1972
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. South wind 8 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Monday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 79.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.