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Labor Day to bring relief from triple-digit temperatures

rpench@sacbee.com

Relief from the searing run of triple-digit heat is in store for the Sacramento area on Monday.

The National Weather Service is projecting a high of 94 degrees for the Labor Day holiday, with west-southwest winds of 6 to 9 miles per hour possibly pushing aside some of the widespread haze in the early afternoon.

An excessive heat warning remained in effect on Sunday, but that NWS notice added the temperatures in the region will likely be “reaching near normal levels by Wednesday.”

Wednesday’s high is expected to be near 90 degrees.

The NWS forecast tonight’s expected low in Sacramento at around 70 degrees, with haze continuing to blanket the area from fires throughout Northern California. South-southeast winds of 7 to 10 mph are expected after midnight.

Here’s the NWS extended forecast for the Sacramento area:

Monday: Widespread haze before 11 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South winds at 5 to 8 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South-southeast winds around 5 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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