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.
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.