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With Friday’s fire burning near Cal Expo in the background, two men relax and keep cool on the shore of the American River. Swimming and other approaches to dealing with the heat will be needed the next few days as warm weather continues in the Sacramento region.

Sunny, hot weather in the forecast

Published: Saturday, Jul. 5, 2014 - 10:04 am

Sunny skies are in the forecast for Sacramento.

Expect temperatures to reach a high of 99 degrees Saturday and 100 degrees Sunday. Westerly winds are blowing smoke into the region from the Monticello fire, near Lake Berryessa, said National Weather Service forecaster Karl Swanberg.

“If it gets smoky, people with respiratory illnesses need to stay indoors,” Swanberg said, adding that it will be at ground level in some spots.

Overnight lows for Saturday will fall to around 62 degrees.

Here’s the seven-day forecast.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 62. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind around 6 mph.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

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

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91.


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

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