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Very warm today, 103 Thursday as above normal temps bake the valley

Mike Maestretti of Sacramento celebrates his 27th birthday playing Frisbee at Sutter's Landing Park Wednesday.
Mike Maestretti of Sacramento celebrates his 27th birthday playing Frisbee at Sutter's Landing Park Wednesday. aseng@sacbee.com

High pressure building over the west coast signals the pending arrival of the dreaded 100-degree day.

The century mark blues probably won’t occur today. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 96 in Sacramento for Wednesday.

But the warming trend is underway with morning temperatures Wednesday running higher than 24 hours earlier. More warming is expected Thursday as the high pressure ridge continues to form along the coast, setting the Sacramento Valley up for some high temperature readings.

The high on Thursday is expected to be 103 in Sacramento. However, the weather in the northern Sacramento Valley is forecast to be especially torrid with maximum readings predicted to surpass 110 degrees.

Temperatures cool a bit on Friday, according to the NWS. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 66. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. West southwest wind around 6 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

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

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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