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Ready for 100? First triple-digit day is forecast for Monday

Shade will be in high-demand as Sacramento readies for a high temperature of 95 degrees Sunday and a sizzling 101 on Monday. Bill Cose of downtown Sacramento relaxes in his portable chair while he enjoys his lunch under the shady trees at Land Park on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif.
Shade will be in high-demand as Sacramento readies for a high temperature of 95 degrees Sunday and a sizzling 101 on Monday. Bill Cose of downtown Sacramento relaxes in his portable chair while he enjoys his lunch under the shady trees at Land Park on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. rpench@sacbee.com

A strong high-pressure system is causing a heat wave in Sacramento and increasing expectations of the year’s first triple-digit temperature on Monday.

The high temperature on Sunday hit 97 degrees in downtown Sacramento, but on Monday, a sizzling 102 degrees is predicted, according to the National Weather Service.

“It’s going to be the first 100-degree weather for the year,” said Karl Swanberg, a weather service forecaster.

Temperatures this time of year average in the upper 80s, according to Swanberg. However, temperatures are still far from any records. Sunday’s record is 103, and Monday’s record stands at 108.

Here’s the forecast through Saturday:

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 6 to 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 7 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. South southwest wind around 8 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

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

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

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