If it is boiling hot, then it must be summer in Sacramento.
The high on Tuesday is expected to reach 107 degrees in Sacramento as the region bakes under a strong high pressure system. The high was 101 degrees on Monday.
The dog days of summer are here as communities throughout the Central Valley and in the Sierra experience triple-digit readings for much of the week, according to the National Weather Service. The readings expected on Tuesday:
Elk Grove: 105
Sacramento averages 23 days of 100 degree or higher temperatures each year. So far, there have been five days of century mark readings.
The hot weather is expected to continue with 107 also forecast for Wednesday. The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region by the NWS:
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 107. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 107. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South southwest wind around 8 mph.
Thursday night: A slight chance of sprinkles before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
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 65.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92.