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A week of heat for Sacramento as high pressure gains and breeze ebbs

Any way you slice it, the weather is forecast to be on the hot side this week as a high-pressure ridge sets up in Northern California.

The maximum on Monday in Sacramento was 87 degrees, which is 1 degree below normal for mid-June. The tomato plants loved it and so did Sacramento-area residents who got outside for exercise or to run errands.

The National Weather Service expects that those moderate temperatures are going to fade away. The next few days, according to the weather experts, will be marked by temperatures in the mid-to-high 90s.

That increase in heat is due to a high-pressure system strengthening and the Delta breeze waning. By Saturday, the afternoon high is predicted to top out at 100 degrees.

The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 95. South-southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 58. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south-southeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South wind around 7 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95. South-southwest wind around 7 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 61.

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

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 64.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 62.

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

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