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Triple digit heat wave continues today and Saturday

The heat wave in Northern California will continue through the weekend, with triple-digit temperatures forecast for the next two days, according to the National Weather Service.

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

“We’re looking at pretty hot temps” this weekend, he said. “Sunday is forecast for 98 degrees, but really it’s just nominal cooling.”

Skies will be clear and winds will be light as high pressure remains in place through the weekend, with low temperatures at night in the middle 60s. The Sacramento Air Quality Management District has declared Friday a Spare the Air day, citing anticipated ozone levels in the Sacramento region that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.

A cooling trend is expected to begin Monday, with high temperatures dropping to the low 90s and “maybe upper 80s in some parts of town,” Dang said.

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

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

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 66. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

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

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South wind around 5 mph.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

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