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Hottest day of the week today as summer hangs on

Above normal temperatures this week.
Above normal temperatures this week. National Weather Service

The temperature Wednesday is expected to approach 100 degrees as Sacramento bakes under late-summer heat.

High pressure over the eastern Pacific Ocean and along the West Coast will deliver above normal temperatures through the end of the week. Daytime high temperatures, according to the National Weather Service, are expected to be up to 10 degrees above normal for early September.

The normal high temperature in Sacramento for Sept. 7 is 90 degrees. In addition to the discomfort from the heat, the wildland fire in Butte County might make Sacramento skies hazy on Wednesday, according to the weather service.

The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Wednesday: Widespread haze. Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 64. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 58. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 57.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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