The Sacramento region got a preview of summer Monday as the mercury climbed well into the triple digits, but a cool-down is expected Tuesday and Wednesday.
Downtown Sacramento recorded a high of 105 degrees on Monday. Executive Airport reached 104.
“It was very hot, but not quite a record,” said Karl Swanberg, a meteoroligist with the National Weather Service. The record for the date at both locations was 108 degrees recorded in 2013.
Highs elsewhere in the region included 104 degrees in El Dorado Hills and Woodland; 105 in Lincoln; 106 in Fair Oaks, Orangevale and Rancho Cordova; and 108 degrees in Elk Grove.
Tuesday’s high should stay in the double-digits, with a high of 94 degrees forecast for downtown Sacramento. The cool-down will continue with highs expected in the upper 80s on Wednesday. The cooler weather will accompany a chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday, as post-tropical moisture from hurricane Blanca moves northward over the region and interacts with a low-pressure system from the coast.