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Sacramento tops 90 degrees for first time since October

Here's how we'll cool down from high of 96 degrees to 70 this week

Following the mid-week heat, a big cool down is on the way by the weekend, the National Weather Service reports.
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Following the mid-week heat, a big cool down is on the way by the weekend, the National Weather Service reports.

May Day felt like summer in the Sacramento region as temperatures in many communities edged into the 90s for the first time since early October.

The high in downtown Sacramento was 91 degrees Monday, while Woodland topped out at 92 degrees, said Karl Swanberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Davis and Yuba City all recorded a high of 90 degrees.

Temperatures in the low 90s are forecast through Thursday, along with northwesterly winds of 10 to 20 mph, and gusts up to 25 mph, Swanberg said. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s to mid-60s.

A cooling trend is expected to begin Friday, with highs dropping into the low 80s and upper 70s, then to the low 70s Saturday and Sunday. The weekend also is expected to bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

At Phillips Station, a massive field near Echo Summit, the season’s final snow survey - May 2017 - brought further evidence of winter’s bounty. The Department of Water Resources said it found 49.5 inches of snow and “snow water equivalent” of 27.8

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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