Heat continues to persist while the main cloud cover disperses over Sacramento, bringing temperatures up to 103 degrees in the valley Thursday.
After 101 degree weather and lingering clouds Wednesday, a ridge of high pressure over the western U.S. is expected to push some of these clouds away, according to the National Weather Service.
A moderate Delta breeze will continue to provide some relief in the Sacramento Valley, dropping temperatures to the mid-60s at night.
The trend of thunderstorms and showers in the Sierra will continue through Thursday, with mid-moisture levels and instability causing thunderstorms over higher terrain near the Sierra crest.
These thunderstorms are expected to subside as we head into the weekend, with the high pressure region moving eastward.
Temperatures will also be decreasing over the weekend, trending cooler each day. After a 101 degree day expected for Friday, the weekend and beginning of next week are forecast to stick to the mid-90s.
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