As summer-like weather continued Tuesday, Sacramento experienced a record high temperature for the date.
Sacramento Executive Airport reported a high of 96 degrees, topping the previous record of 94 degrees set in 1991, said Nathan Owen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Downtown Sacramento had a high of 95 degrees, also topping the record of 94 degrees in 1991.
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Modesto also recorded a high of 96 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 93 degrees set in 2010, and Stockton topped out at 98 degrees, three degrees above the previous record high of 95 degrees reported in 1978.
The area has been gripped by an early-fall, mini heat wave, thanks to a high-pressure system. The Delta breeze has been nonexistent.
But a cooling trend is forecast for the rest of the week, with a slight chance of showers Saturday in the Sacramento area, Owen said.
A high of 90 degrees is forecast for Wednesday, followed by highs in the low 80s Thursday and Friday and the upper 70s on Saturday.
Thunderstorms could bring rain to the Sierra on Thursday and Friday, and continue into the weekend.
In Truckee, highs in the upper 70s are forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, dropping to about 72 degrees on Friday and to the low 60s on Saturday.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south-southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 7 mph
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Saturday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with low around 60.
Tuesday: Sunny, with high near 87.