It appears that Sacramento may sneak out of August with just one 100-degree day.
That exceptionally hot day occurred on the first day of the month when the temperature hit 107 degrees. On several days the temperature has come close to 100, including Thursday when it was 99 degrees.
However, there have been 7 days with a maximum temperature in the 80s and one day when the thermometer only registered 78 degrees. That’s a far cry from other boiling Sacramento Augusts when there have been more than a dozen days of 100 degrees or higher.
As recently as August 1998, there were 16 days with maximum temperatures of 100 degrees or higher. This month is expected to finish with hot, but not fiery temperatures in the low 90s.
And the forecast calls for clear skies and a high in the mid-90s for Sacramento Labor Day barbecues and picnics. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind around 9 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 63.
Labor Day: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 64.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 62.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 62.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.