Summer doesn’t begin for four more weeks, but Thursday afternoon could be the beginning of five days of temperatures in the 90s in a row.
The increasing heat will mean a hot Memorial Day weekend as temperatures reach 10-15 degrees above normal for this time of year. The normal for May 22 is just 82 degrees.
The building high pressure over the interior part of the north state will bring temperatures topping out in the mid-90s over the weekend in the valley and in the 70s and 80s for the mountains, according to the National Weather Service.
The maximum temperatures forecast for Thursday in the Sacramento region is 91 degrees. The hottest day in the streak of heated weather is expected to be Sunday when the mercury is forecast to rise to 95 degrees.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Light west southwest wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 63.
Memorial Day: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 58.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 55.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.