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Thursday expected to be coolest day of the week in Sacramento

Enjoy the coolish weather while it lasts because next week is shaping up as very hot.

The high temperature Thursday is expected to be a comfortable 86 degrees in Sacramento. The normal for July 23 is 94.

The Delta breeze that delivered the pleasant ocean air is expected to lighten Thursday night, leading to slightly higher temperatures the rest of the week. Thankfully, however, the mild temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend.

The advanced forecast for next week is not so rosy. The low 90s of the weekend disappear. In their place, the National Weather Service predicts high 90s and two days of 103-degree weather.

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

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Southwest wind around 9 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. South-southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 58. South wind around 8 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91. South-southwest wind around 7 mph.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 64.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 65.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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