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Temperatures rising: 97 expected by Thursday in Sacramento

Temperatures are heading upward in Sacramento as the high today edges into the 90s – and by Thursday the weather could be flirting with 100 degrees.

That’s a far cry from the AccuWeather forecast for other parts of the country where snow is forecast to make an appearance across Montana and into North Dakota on Tuesday night. Frost is expected to be a major concern for tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and watermelon.

AccuWeather forecasters say that frost may form several nights in a row across the Northern Plains with frost possible over the upper Midwest during the second half of the week.

But there’s no need to cover frost-sensitive plants around Sacramento. Above-normal temperatures continue with a high of 97 predicted for Thursday.

A high-pressure ridge is building over the area and could remain over the region through the end of the week. The Central Valley is expected to have high temperatures from the mid-90s to around 100 from Wednesday through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 60. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 62. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming south in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 62.

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

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

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