Summer goes out with a blast of heat and then a much cooler final day before fall arrives with the coolest day of the week in Sacramento.
The high on Sunday was 98 degrees in Sacramento, which is a dozen degrees above average for this time of year. Monday’s high also is expected to be pretty darn hot, with a high of 97 degrees forecast. Clear skies are predicted.
The last day of summer, Tuesday, will be fall-like, with high temperatures predicted to drop 10 degrees into the high 80s. Then, right on time, autumn arrives Wednesday with a dip to 84 degrees thanks to a low-pressure system dropping down from the Gulf of Alaska, according to the National Weather Service. It will be the coolest day of the week, forecasters say.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Calm wind becoming west-northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87. South-southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84. South-southwest wind around 6 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Editor’s note: The first day of autumn is Wednesday, Sept. 23. An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect day for the season’s start.