After a smashing of the Sacramento record for the hottest June 9 on Monday, a slight cool down is predicted for Tuesday before the Delta breeze really picks up on Wednesday.
The high temperature was 106 degrees in Sacramento on Monday, obliterating the previous maximum temperature record of 102 set in 1986. A high of 98 is expected Tuesday in Sacramento.
Temperatures are a little cooler this morning with valley readings in the 60s, according to the National Weather Service.
An exception to that slight cooling trend is occurring at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley where breezy north winds are locking morning temperatures in at around 80 degrees.
Strong high pressure will remain over Northern California Tuesday, which guarantees another hot day. However, satellite imagery is showing the development of a marine layer along the coast.
That means, instead of 106, the high Tuesday in Sacramento could come in at a couple of degrees under the century mark. And more substantial cooling, courtesy of the Delta breeze and increased onshore flow, is expected to occur Tuesday night when the high pressure system weakens.
Look for highs in the upper 80s in Sacramento starting on Wednesday, according to the NWS.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 59. South wind 8 to 11 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88. South southwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 57. South wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85. South southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 55.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 58.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 59.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
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