A strong high pressure system is likely to bring temperatures close to breaking a 77-year-old heat record for April 18.
The record for April 18 in Sacramento is 91 degrees, a mark set in 1939. The forecast for Monday is for temperatures to warm this afternoon to 89 degrees.
The high on Sunday was 85 degrees, which was five degrees short of the record set in 1954.
Temperatures are expected to cool by mid-week. By Friday it is predicted that temperatures will have dropped about 20 degrees from today’s maximum reading.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for Sacramento:
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph after midnight.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light south in the evening.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Friday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 70.
Friday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.