Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com

A large cloud of smoke lifts into the air as the San Fire burns on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Chance of cooler temperatures, smoke in valley

Published: Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 - 12:10 am

Sacramento residents can expect cooler temperatures to start off the week with a chance of smoky air because of the Sand Fire in El Dorado and Amador counties, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday is expected to hit a high of 97 degrees and cool to 67 degrees in the evening depending on cloud cover in the area, said weather forecaster Drew Peterson. Some areas may spike to 100 degrees.

There’s a chance of light showers in the west side of the valley, and there have been reports of thunder in Fairfield, Peterson said.

Thunderstorms could build south of Highway 50 and in Lake Tahoe, he said.

Most of the smoke from the Sand Fire remained over the foothills, keeping it out of Sacramento, he said.

Depending how strong the Delta winds are some of that smoke could hit Sacramento on Monday, but it is too soon to tell, Peterson said.

Here’s what the weather looks like for the next few days:

Monday - High of 101 degrees and low of 66.

Tuesday - High of 99 degrees and low of 66.

Wednesday - High of 99 degrees and low of 67.

Call The Bee’s Quinn Western, (916) 321-1031.

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