Temperatures in the triple digits are forecast for the Sacramento region this weekend, and officials warn of critical fire weather conditions.
Saturday is expected to be sunny and hot, with a high near 100 degrees. The mercury may edge up to 102 Sunday and 101 Monday, before dropping back into the upper 90s Tuesday.
Overnight lows are expected to be in the upper 60s.
In foothill areas such as Grass Valley, highs in the low to mid-90s are forecast through Monday, with overnight lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.
The Lake Tahoe area likely will offer some of the most comfortable weather. Highs in the mid 80s are expected in Truckee and in the upper 70s to low 80s in South Lake Tahoe, with overnight lows in the 40s.
The National Weather Service warns that the hot temperatures, low humidity and northerly winds may combine to create critical fire conditions, especially in the foothills and along the north and west sides of the Sacramento Valley.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 67. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 68. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.
Monday: Sunny and hot, with high near 101.
Monday night: Clear, with low around 66.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 62.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 58.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 58.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.