It’s supposed to be 80 instead of 90 degrees today, but it’s not out of the ordinary to have pretty warm temperatures in May.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 90 degrees on Wednesday, and then 92 degrees on Thursday in Sacramento as a high pressure ridge moves over Central California. The brief hot spell will end on Friday when temperatures are expected to decrease into the low 80s, a more normal temperature for May in Sacramento.
NWS records indicate the average number of days in May with 90-degree or above weather is seven. The average number of days with 100-degree weather in May is one.
The hottest day ever recorded in May is 107 degrees, a mark set in 1984.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. South wind around 6 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 6 to 9 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 88.