Looking back, Sacramento set a record for rainfall on Sunday – and looking forward, get ready for hot weather by the end of the week.
A total of 0.02 of an inch of precipitation fell into the official Sacramento rainfall bucket on Sunday. That establishes the all-time mark for July 20, which since records have been kept has been nada, zilch, zero measurable rain.
The high on Monday is expected to be 85 degrees, which is 11 degrees below normal for July 21. Skies are expected to be mostly sunny in Sacramento.
However, up in the Sierra Nevada, thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday could bring rain and hail. Along with the spot storms in mountains comes the threat of fire sparked by lightning, according to the National Weather Service.
Warmer and drier conditions are expected later in the week. By Friday, look for temperatures crowding 100 degrees in Sacramento.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 62.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 64.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 64.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 66.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.