The weather Friday will be pool-splashin’, sidewalk-egg fryin’ hot as the Sacramento area endures the first heat wave of 2016.
The high on Thursday was 100 degrees in Sacramento as a high pressure system kept a lid on the heat. Today’s high will be even toastier, to go with those eggs that you could fry on super-hot pavement this afternoon.
The high is predicted to reach 103 degrees in Sacramento around Friday evening commute time. While that temperature will have motorists driving home with air conditioning on full blast, 103 degrees will not be a record for June 3. The record is 107, a mark set 1960.
In anticipation of 100-degree temperatures, the city of Rancho Cordova announced that City Hall, at 2729 Prospect Park Drive, will serve as a cooling center from noon to 5 p.m. Friday. Signs will direct people to the cooling center room. Complimentary water and snacks will be provided, and movies will be available for viewing.
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Look for the high temperature to dip some over the weekend. However, it will still be hot with another 100-degree reading expected in Sacramento on Saturday.
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The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming south in the evening.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95.