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Sacramento sees its first 90-degree day of the year, but it will cool down soon, NWS says

Just watching all that water come down at Burney Falls will cool you off

See beautiful shots of Burney Falls in McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park shot as temperatures rise in Northern California.
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See beautiful shots of Burney Falls in McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park shot as temperatures rise in Northern California.

Sacramento broke a temperature record Wednesday with a high of 90 degrees.

If you’ve started running your air conditioner, don’t fret about your utility bill just yet; cooler days are on the horizon, according to the National Weather Service.

Wednesday’s previous record of 89 degrees was set in 1962 at Sacramento Executive Airport. Tuesday tied its previous record of 89 degrees, also set in 1962.

A 90-degree day in April may feel miserable, but it isn’t all that uncommon, according to NWS forecaster Cory Mueller.

“For our first 90s, this is a little early but not crazy early,” Mueller said.

Temperatures usually don’t hit the 90s until early or mid-May, but it could be worse; Mueller said that in 1988, the first 90-degree day was March 26.

Mueller also said this heat will be brief. Temperatures are expected to fall into the mid-to-high 80s from Thursday to Saturday and the low 80s Sunday, with a return to the 70s Monday..

“We’re not expecting the heat to continue. It’s looking much more seasonal early next week,” Mueller said.

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