Downtown Sacramento hits 104 degrees, ties record

Sacramento is in the midst of a mini heat wave.

Downtown posted a high temperature of 104 degrees on Saturday afternoon, tying the record set in 1971. Many other spots around the area recorded triple-digit readings, including Sacramento Executive Airport at 102 and Stockton at 101.

It marked the third consecutive day that the temperature had topped 100 degrees. And there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see triple digits again on Sunday, said Stefanie Henry, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

“It’s kind of rare to have this many consecutive days above 100 in September,” Henry said.

The record in Sacramento for the most consecutive days above 100 degrees in September is six.

There’s relief coming, Henry said. The Delta breeze will start kicking back up Sunday night and the temperature should reach 93 on Monday. By Wednesday, the highs will dip below 90 degrees, right around normal for this time of year.

A low-pressure system coming into the area from the Pacific could bring some rain and high winds to the mountains by the middle of the week, Henry said. No rain is expected to reach the Valley.

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