Sacramento residents can expect record heat today, after sweating through the hottest day of the year on Sunday.
The temperature is expected to reach 104 degrees Monday, surpassing the record of 102 degrees for June 9, which was set last year, weather officials said.
“We had a really hot stretch the same time last year,’ said Drew Petersen, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
Blame the scorching temperatures this time around on a ridge of high pressure, a hot north wind and lack of a cooling Delta breeze, among other factors.
“We’re already warm because of the ridge, and with the warm winds, it creates a very hot situation,” Peterson said.
The high temperature Sunday was 104 degrees - the highest reading so far in 2014, but below the record of 108 set in 2013, weather officials said.
Without a Delta breeze, it will still feel balmy Monday night, with an expected low of 65 degrees.
The hot weather will continue through Tuesday. The high is expected to reach 99 degrees, a few degrees shy of the record 105 degrees set in 1918.
The scorching weather is also causing fire concerns, with a red flag warning in effect for the north side of the Sacramento Valley.
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