Hot weather on the way

Published: Sunday, Jun. 1, 2014 - 11:26 am

The first week in June for Sacramento will start off with near normal temperatures but end with highs in the upper 90s.

“The warmest day is Thursday, when we’re forecasting 97 degrees,” said Drew Petersen, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

Monday’s high is expected to reach 85 degrees, which is close to the normal 83 degrees. It will be breezy, with west, southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. The low will drop to 56 degrees, slightly below the normal 59 degrees.

Tuesday will be sunny, with the thermometer hovering around 86 degrees during the day, and dipping to 57 degrees at night.

While Sacramento will stay dry, there is a possibility of summer storms over the Sierra and part of the coastal range, Monday and Tuesday.

“You cannot rule out the possibility of precipitation for June, but it’s not looking that great (for the Sacramento area),” said Petersen.

Typically, the capitol city will get 0.19 inches of rain in June. “As far as we can tell, it will stay dry for the next week,” he said.

A high pressure ridge that has been building off the shore of California will start moving into the Sacramento area midweek, which will start heating things up in the valley.

Wednesday’s high is expected to top 96 degrees, with the low dropping to 61 degrees.

Thursday’s expected high of 97 degrees will fall short of the record 108 degrees set on that date in 1926. But the evening low of 61 degrees will still be slightly warmer than the seasonal 56 degrees that night.

Friday will be toasty, with daytime temperatures to reach 96 degrees, and dropping to 63 for the low.

Saturday will remain hot, with a high of 96 degrees.

Call The Bee’s Tillie Fong, (916) 321-1006.

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