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Bring on the heat: Wednesday will be another late April scorcher in Sacramento

Know these water safety tips as weather warms

With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
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With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

Have you kicked on your A/C yet? Many in the capital region may be tempted to use air conditioning for the first time this year as temperatures this week will remain unseasonably warm in Sacramento, according to forecasts.

Most of interior Northern California will see an even warmer Wednesday after Tuesday set or tied records in the Sacramento Valley.

The latest National Weather Service prediction shows Sacramento reaching an afternoon high of 93 degrees, which is 1 degree shy of the record and more than 15 degrees higher than the daily average for April 24.

High temperatures are also expected to hit the low 90s in Stockton and Modesto. Redding, which blew past a 2018 record by 5 degrees with Tuesday’s high of 93, has a high of 94 in Wednesday’s forecast. South Lake Tahoe is forecast to hit 70.

NWS forecasts show a gradual cool-down for Sacramento after Wednesday, from the upper 80s Thursday and Friday to the mid- to low-80s by the weekend. Skies should stay sunny and the wind should stay calm.

Sacramento Executive Airport on Tuesday tied a daily record set in 1962, reaching 89 degrees. Downtown Sacramento hit 90, 2 degrees shy of a record set in 1946, the weather service said.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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