The temperature in downtown Sacramento peaked at 106 degrees Friday, topping the record of 105 degrees for the date set in 1985.
Sacramento Executive Airport topped out at 105, missing by 1 degree the record for the date set in 1960, said Jim Mathews, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
To the north, Redding recorded a high of 109 degrees at the airport, beating the previous record of 102 degrees at that location, recorded in 1987, and the 107 degrees recorded in the city of Redding in 1985.
Red Bluff reported 110 degrees, topping the previous record of 109 degrees set in 1985, Mathews said.
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Elsewhere, stations in Elk Grove reported highs of 106 and 107; Fair Oaks, 106; and Lincoln, 105.
Highs are expected to drop into the 90s over the weekend.
“We should see the Delta breeze return late Saturday and more so on Sunday,” Mathews said.
A high of 97 degrees is forecast for Sacramento on Saturday and 92 degrees on Sunday, with overnight lows in the upper 50s.
Foothill and mountain areas are expected to be sunny and warm, as well. A high near 93 degrees is forecast for Auburn on Saturday, and a high near 80 at South Lake Tahoe.