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Short heat wave begins with scorcher today in Sacramento

Mike Maestretti of Sacramento celebrates his 27th birthday playing frisbee at Sutter's Landing Park on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Sacramento.
Mike Maestretti of Sacramento celebrates his 27th birthday playing frisbee at Sutter's Landing Park on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Sacramento. Andrew Seng

A two-day heat wave of triple-digit weather is forecast for Sacramento as the region cooks under the influence of a high pressure system.

After a high of 99 degrees on Wednesday, National Weather Service forecasters predict that Thursday will be the hottest day of the week. The maximum temperature Thursday afternoon is expected to be 104 degrees, which is 14 degrees above normal for late June.

The building high pressure ridge is already producing morning temperatures several degrees warmer than 24 hours earlier.

The mini heat wave continues on Friday with another 100-degree reading. The weekend weather is forecast to provide some relief with highs only reaching the low 90s.

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

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Calm wind becoming west-southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 9 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind around 9 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

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

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

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

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

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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