Cooler weather is forecast for the rest of the workweek as a low pressure system exerts its influence over the Sacramento region.
The high on Monday reached 92 degrees in Sacramento. That’s about the normal high for early July in the city.
The remainder of the week stands a good chance of being cooler than that, perhaps into the low 80s by Thursday. At night, a Delta breeze should be present, inviting the use of whole-house fans to not only cool the interior of the house but also to blow the hot air out of the attic.
Meanwhile, according to the National Weather Service, there is a good chance for thunderstorms to develop in the northern Sacramento Valley Tuesday night. Thunderstorm activity could spread into the rest of the Valley on Wednesday and Thursday during the afternoon and evening hours.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 83 to 93. South winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 57 to 63. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs 79 to 89. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 60. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 78 to 86. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 58.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 89.
Friday night through Sunday night: Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 63. Highs 82 to 92.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 89 to 97