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Update: Saturday begins slight cooling trend for Sacramento

Monique Gonzales of Sacramento is pelted with seaweed as she is chased by Elijah Tolbert, left, Andrew Torrez, rear, and Amariah Martinez, right, as the families beat the heat at Discovery Park on Thursday June 11, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif.
Monique Gonzales of Sacramento is pelted with seaweed as she is chased by Elijah Tolbert, left, Andrew Torrez, rear, and Amariah Martinez, right, as the families beat the heat at Discovery Park on Thursday June 11, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. jvillegas@sacbee.com

After the blast of record-topping heat Friday, Sacramento is in for a bit of a slow cooldown, according to the National Weather Service

On Saturday, temperatures dropped to a high of 97. That’s a relief from the peak of 106 degrees on Friday in downtown Sacramento, which exceeded a record of 105 degrees for the date 20 years ago.

The slide into more comfortable temperatures will continue into the weekend, along with a resurgent Delta breeze. Forecasters predict a high of 94 degrees for Sunday.

“You’re looking at a little step down each day,” said Bill Rasch, a weather service meteorologist in Sacramento.

Friday’s triple-digit readings extended from Marysville to Red Bluff to Vacaville.

Forecaster Karl Swanberg said Sacramentans can expect sunny skies for the week ahead. Temperatures will rise slightly toward the end of the week, with highs in the mid-to-upper 90s.

Here is the seven-day forecast:

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 57. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 57. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 58. South wind around 8 mph.

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

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

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

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 64.

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

Christopher Cadelago: (916) 326-5538, @ccadelago

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