July has started out very hot with two 100-degree days.
The high on Tuesday was 108, while Wednesday’s maximum in Sacramento was 101 degrees. While temperatures are cooling some Thursday and continuing cooler into the Fourth of July with days expected to be in the 90s, the days are mostly running warmer than normal.
The average high for early July is 92 degrees. So, July is mirroring June, which was hotter than average.
The National Weather Service notes that the average temperature last month in Sacramento was 77.7 degrees, which makes June 2015 the second-warmest June on record. There were six days of 100-degree or higher weather last month.
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The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento area:
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind around 10 mph.
Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 8 to 13 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
Independence Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. South wind around 8 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 59.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 58.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.