The Sacramento region should see temperatures climb to 97 degrees Monday and a high of about 100 degrees Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.
That heat may seem mild by Arizona standards. Forecasters in Yuma expect the high on Monday to reach 118, matching Sunday’s high. In Phoenix, the high Sunday reached 117 and was forecast to reach 115 on Monday.
In the Sacramento area, temperatures should drop from the century mark to the high 90s by week’s end, remaining below triple-digits through the weekend, meteorologists said.
“It’s hot weather but not anything we haven’t seen,” said Tom Dang of the weather service.
Heat warnings were in effect in the Southern California/Arizona deserts through midweek, Dang said. The coastal areas of Southern California are expected to have heat advisories in place through the weekend. “There is just widespread record-breaking heat,” Dang said.
The Sierra Nevada residents can expect a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday south of Lake Tahoe, he said.
Sunday: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.