Threat of thunder in Sierra; hot and clear in Sacramento

Published: Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 - 6:26 am
Last Modified: Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 - 2:10 am

Sierra Nevada campers should be aware that mountain hikes and marshmallow roasts could be interrupted by showers -- but in the valley forecasters say there will be nothing but clear skies and hot temperatures.

A weak weather disturbance moving through the region is expected to bring instability and the threat of thunderstorms this week over the Sierra. Meanwhile, fair skies at the lower elevations are predicted to deliver high temperatures in the valley from 92 to 99 degrees and in the foothills from 88 to 96 degrees.

Thursday is expected to be the hottest day of the week in Sacramento. A high on Thursday of 96 is forecast for the city.

The all-time high for Aug. 7 was set in 1997 when the temperature got up to 109 degrees.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 95. South wind around 7 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South wind around 8 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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