A slight Delta breeze evident early Monday morning may drop temperatures a degree or two but it is still expected to be hot in Sacramento.
On Sunday, the heat peaked at 101 degrees.
The National Weather Service expects the sweltering weather to continue this week with highs in the low 100s or high 90s. A strong high pressure system is still exerting its influence over the western part of the country.
A monsoonal surge of clouds could bring a few thunderstorms and showers to the mountains Monday afternoon and overnight. There is also a slight potential for sprinkles and thunderstorms Monday evening in the valley and foothills.
The Associated Press reported that a 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at Venice Beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California.
The man was taken from Venice Beach and pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday afternoon.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 8 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. South southwest wind around 6 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 63.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
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