Sacramento-area residents will see summer-like temperatures today and Wednesday, but a low pressure system is expected to start cooling things down by Thursday.
Temperatures throughout the area were in the mid-60s by 5 a.m. today.
The National Weather Service expects a high of near 93 today in Sacramento. North-northwest winds will be around 9 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday’s high could touch 96 degrees, the NWS said, but a trough of low pressure should drive temperatures down significantly by Friday, when the high is projected at 71 degrees. There’s also a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the area after 11 a.m. on Friday.
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Weekend weather is forecast to be mostly sunny, with mild daytime temperatures.
Here’s the extended forecast for Sacramento:
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. North-northwest winds 6 to 11 mph, becoming light west in the late evening.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Calm winds becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South winds around 7 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest winds around 9 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71, but a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m.
Friday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.