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The heat keeps coming: Sacramento is expected to see record high on Sunday

Rivers still cold, swift, firefighters warn

As the heat skyrockets, a dip in a cool river can seem inviting. But Sacramento's rivers are still running fast and cold, warns the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.
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As the heat skyrockets, a dip in a cool river can seem inviting. But Sacramento's rivers are still running fast and cold, warns the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

When it’s 80 degrees at 7 a.m., it’s usually a bad sign for what the weather will be like later in the day.

After triple-digit heat came to the Sacramento area on Friday and Saturday, Sacramento is expected to see the worst of it on Sunday. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 108 degrees, which would shatter the previous record-high of 105 degrees, which was set in 1945.

Sacramento is expected to see triple-digit temperatures until Saturday, but that doesn’t mean the heat will go away. Saturday’s projected high is 98 degrees.

Officials recommend avoiding the sun during peak heat and staying indoors, Sacramento Metro Fire Department spokesman Chris Vestal told the Bee on Friday. He said that if you do choose to go outside, wear sunscreen or stay in the shade.

The NWS said that there is a red flag warning for the Sacramento area until 9 p.m. A red flag warning means that there’s a combination of strong wind, low humidity and warm termperatures, which leads to highter risk of fire.

Here is a detailed 7-day forecast from the NWS:

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 108. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. West northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 108. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 71. South wind 7 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 106. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 69.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 104.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 72.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 107.

Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 69.

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

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 65.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

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