Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com

A paddle boarder glides down the American River near Sacramento State on Monday, August 11, 2014.

After a hot Monday, Sacramento cools into the 80s

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 - 6:47 am

The National Weather Service is predicting less threat from thunderstorms on Tuesday in the mountains as the low pressure system that has been parked off the coast the past several days moves inland.

Forecasters note that overnight was quiet across Northern California after a very active Monday afternoon in the Sierra Nevada where strong thunderstorms shook the higher elevations.

Temperatures are likely to cool considerably on Tuesday. The high on Monday shot up to 98 degrees, about five degrees hotter than forecasters predicted.

The weather on Tuesday is expected to cool into the mid-80s in Sacramento. An early morning breeze was ushering in the more mild weather.

For those who fear the century mark, there is good news because not a single 100-degree day is present in the 7-day forecast. Here’s the long-range lowdown for the Sacramento area:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 9 to 11 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 63.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

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

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 63.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.


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

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