Temperatures are expected to remain hot Monday in Sacramento with 101 forecast for late this afternoon.
While hot, the projected high for Monday falls well short of the record. The all-time maximum for July 7 is 110 degrees, a mark set in 1989.
The high on Saturday was 100 and Sunday peaked at 101. Neither of those readings were records.
The uncomfortable weather is due to a large high pressure system stretching from Northern California to the central Rockies, according to the National Weather Service. In addition to hot temperatures, the valley could see a few sprinkles on Monday.
After Monday, temperatures begin to mercifully slacken, leading to readings in the low 90s by mid-week, according to the weather service.
Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of sprinkles after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 9 to 11 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind around 8 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 60.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 60.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.