The work week is forecast to start out hot, with temperatures rising Monday to a high of 107 degrees, before dropping back into the upper-90s by Tuesday and remaining there through Independence Day.
Monday’s heat, about 15 degrees above the average high for this time of year, marks the climax of a weekend of warming brought by a high-pressure ridge over interior northern California. Expected clear skies and low wind speeds will bring little relief.
Though high, temperatures likely won’t reach the record for June 30: 112 degrees, set in 1934. The National Weather Service upgraded the heat forecast for Monday from 105 to 107 earlier this morning.
Beginning Tuesday, the high-pressure ridge is expected to weaken and shift east. At the same time, the return of the Delta breeze is forecast to bring some relief in the temperature, with the high Tuesday predicted to be 97 degrees.
Later in the week, temperatures are predicted to continue dropping slightly to stabilize at a high of 92 for the Fourth of July and the following Saturday.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento area:
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 105. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. West wind 7 to 11 mph becoming south in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 61. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind around 8 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 61.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Independence Day: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 60.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
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