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Henry Butterfield, 2, and his 4-year-old sister Eleanor enjoy a frozen snack after participating in a neighborhood Fourth of July parade on Friday. Cool treats will be welcome in the coming days as temperatures stay hot.

Fourth of July to hit 97 degrees in Sacramento

Published: Friday, Jul. 4, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Grab your sunscreen and sunglasses – the Fourth of July is about to heat up.

Temperatures in Sacramento today are expected top out at 97 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. As of 11 a.m., temperatures had already hit 80 degrees. Still, the holiday is significantly cooler than last year, when temperatures reached 110 degrees.

“It’s going to be pretty warm,” said weather service forecaster Johnnie Powell. “You shouldn’t be doing anything strenuous during the peak of the day between 2 and 6 p.m.”

For the rest of the weekend, expect weather in the upper-90s.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Independence Day: Sunny, with a high near 97. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61. South wind around 7 mph.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93.


Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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