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Father’s Day expected to be a scorcher as first heat wave sizzles Sacramento

Tips for enduring upcoming heat wave

The National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat watch” for the area for Friday through Sunday evening. Weather service personnel offer tips to beat the heat.
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The National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat watch” for the area for Friday through Sunday evening. Weather service personnel offer tips to beat the heat.

Father’s Day looks like it may be the hottest day of 2017 so far.

Think about getting dear old dad a cold one on Sunday when the daytime high is expected to reach 103 degrees in Sacramento. The National Weather Service has issued an “excessive heat watch” for the area for Friday through Sunday evening.

Meteorologists predict that starting Friday the Sacramento area will experience at least five straight days of 100-degree weather. So far, the year has only seen one day – May 23 – in which the temperature reached 100 degrees.

The cause of the hot weather is a strong high-pressure ridge, according to the weather service. Forget the Delta breeze until at least Wednesday.

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

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 58. West southwest wind around 7 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 72.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 64.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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