Sacramento ends record-breaking heat streak

Monday brought an end to Sacramento’s record-breaking streak of 47 consecutive days with peak temperatures at or above 90 degrees.

The temperature topped out at 82 degrees in downtown Sacramento, said Karl Swanberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The last time the downtown high was less than 90 degrees was June 27.

Two more days in the 80s are expected, with a high of 86 forecast for Tuesday and 89 on Wednesday, Swanberg said. Overnight lows are expected to be in the upper 50s and low 60s.

The previous 40-day streak was recorded in 1992, from July 13 to Aug. 21.

Highs are expected to return to the 90s Wednesday and continue through the weekend.

The Bee’s Cathy Locke contributed to this report. Hannah Knowles: 916-321-1141, @KnowlesHannah