After Wednesday’s rain, temperatures to bounce back to triple digits

Pedestrians keep dry under under an umbrella at Sac State Wednesday.
Pedestrians keep dry under under an umbrella at Sac State Wednesday.

After a brief showery respite Wednesday from the torrid weather of earlier in the week, the Sacramento region is expected to bake again on Thursday and Friday.

Sacramento Executive Airport received 0.07 inches of rain Wednesday, topping the previous record for the date of 0.05 inches set in 1983, said Johnny Powell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Downtown Sacramento received 0.06 inches, well shy of the record of 0.13 inches set in 1879.

Mountain areas fared a bit better with some areas receiving close to a half-inch of rain. Powell said 0.41 inches was recorded at Blue Canyon.

Sacramento normally gets about 0.19 inches of rain in June and intermittent days of rain, as seen during the past week, are not unheard of in the region, Powell said.

Temperatures Wednesday topped out at 74 degrees downtown and 72 degrees at Executive Airport. The much cooler weather and showers were due to a low-pressure system tracking across the middle part of the state, interacting with the remnants of tropical storm Blanca.

The mercury is expected to shoot back toward triple digits, with a high of 99 degrees forecast for Sacramento on Thursday and 100 degrees on Friday.