Starting Monday, the Sacramento region heats up -- with real sizzlers predicted for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The high on Sunday was a comparatively mild 94 degrees. Monday morning is starting out with a Delta breeze and temperatures cooler than 24 hours earlier.
However, a strong high-pressure system is forecast to return with a vengeance. The maximum today is expected to be in the high 90s – but the warming trend won’t stop there.
Very hot temperatures are predicted to hit the region on Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service expects that temperatures will top out from 105 to 115 in the Central Valley those two days.
Look for 106 on Tuesday and 107 on Wednesday in Sacramento. If the mercury hits 107 degrees Wednesday it will be the hottest day of the summer so far.
Luckily, the heat wave will be short-lived. Communities close to the Delta, such as Sacramento, could get some relief on Thursday when maximum temperatures are forecast to decline 10 degrees.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South wind around 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 106. Calm wind becoming west-southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 107. South-southwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Independence Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.