Sacramento’s early-September heat spell will continue Sunday, but by Monday temperatures should be back down to seasonal normals.
The National Weather Service forecasts a local high of 99 degrees this afternoon, making this potentially the first day since midweek that the high won’t top 100. Saturday’s high downtown was 104 degrees, tying the record for that date.
“We can’t keep it up forever, this ain’t Phoenix,” meteorologist Johnnie Powell said.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the high to mid-80s through the work week, before ratcheting up next weekend into the low 90s, according to the weather service. Nighttime lows will be in the low 60s, and may dip into the 50s.
Notably, forecasters say there is a slight chance of rain showers in the Lake Tahoe area on Wednesday and Thursday.
“It’s a very slight chance of a thunderstorm, but we can’t cross it out,” Powell said.
National Weather Service weekly forecast for downtown Sacramento as of 9 a.m. Sunday: