Comparatively cooler temperatures are continuing Monday, the second day of summer, but later this week weather conditions are expected to heat up.
This morning, temperatures are running around three-to-six degrees cooler than 24 hours earlier. The maximum temperatures Monday is expected to be 90 degrees.
While today may present an excellent opportunity to get outside and enjoy a brisk walk, another round of hot weather is forecast for the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service. A high pressure ridge is expected to build as the Delta breeze does a disappearing act.
The hottest days of the week are predicted to be Thursday and Friday. The high Thursday is expected to be 100, while Friday could reach a sizzling 102 in Sacramento.
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That’s nothin’ compared to what is forecast for the north end of the valley. In Redding, temperatures are expected to skyrocket to 110 on Thursday and 112 on Friday.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind around 7 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 58. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming south in the evening.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 61.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.