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Sacramento expected to hit 100 degrees today, Friday and Saturday

Autumn starts in less than two weeks, but it will feel like the middle of summer for the next three days in Northern California as temperatures reach triple digits, according to the National Weather Service.

Sacramento is expected to hit 100 degrees Thursday, 101 degrees on Friday and 100 on Saturday, weather service meteorologist Tom Dang said.

“It’s not entirely unusual for us to reach 100 degrees in September,” he said. “We are starting to cool off climatologically, but it can still get hot this time of year.”

A ridge of high pressure is keeping temperatures warm, skies clear and the Delta breeze at bay, according to the weather service. Temperatures will be mild at night, in the middle 60s, through Saturday.

Relief from the heat is expected early next week, when a series of low pressure troughs moving through the Pacific Northwest is expected to bring the Delta breeze back to the region, Dang said.

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

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high of 100. Light and variable wind.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high of 101. Light and variable wind.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 64. Light and variable wind.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high of 100. Light and variable wind.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 65.

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

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 62.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

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