The Sacramento region will get a good dose of sunshine and increasing heat this week, with high temperatures expected to reach into triple-digit territory, forecasters say.
On Sunday, the high temperatures will reach about 92 degrees, but a sharp rise in heat is expected beginning Tuesday.
“The big story for this week will be the warm-up,” said David Rowe, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
Cause of the heat wave is a strong ridge of high pressure making its way through Northern California, Rowe said.
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Here’s the seven-day forecast:
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South-southwest wind around 8 mph.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 61. South-southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Light and variable wind becoming north-northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 65. Northwest-wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. North-northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 66.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 106.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98.