Temperatures in the Sacramento area are forecast to drop to normal July levels over the weekend, with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains, forecasters said.
Favorable Delta breeze conditions today will cool down the Sacramento area, according to the National Weather Services. Temperatures should remain in the upper 90s throughout the weekend and into next week, forecasters said. A high of 96 is expected for Friday and 94 degrees for Saturday.
Some rain and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon in the northern Sacramento area, especially in the mountains, according to the NWS.
Into next week, temperatures are predicted to stabilize with highs in the upper 90s and lows in the 60s during the early morning hours. Forecasters predict the temperatures will edge toward the 100 degree mark.
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Here is the forecast for the upcoming week in Sacramento:
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming south after midnight.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87.