Cooler weather is on the horizon for Sacramento after several days of sweltering heat, according to the National Weather Service.
Highs in the mid-90s continue through Sunday and Monday, but temperatures are expected to begin falling into the 80s on Tuesday as a low pressure system develops off the coast. By Friday, thermometers are predicted to return to season normals in the low to mid- 80s.
Temperatures didn’t quite hit the expected 100 degree mark on Saturday, topping out at 94, according to the NWS, and Sunday should reach 96 degrees. The normal high for this time of year is 85.
Thunderstorms are expected Sunday over the Sierra, following some overnight storms with minimal accumulation. Weekend rain totals in the mountains added up to about a tenth of an inch, according to the NWS.
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The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Today: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. West southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South wind around 11 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind around 11 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.