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Heat will return to Sacramento region, beginning with triple digits Tuesday

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, July 26, 2015, shows clouds clear skies over the West. High pressure moving into the region is going to push temperatures higher, ultimately leading to highs in the low 100s in the Sacramento area.
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, July 26, 2015, shows clouds clear skies over the West. High pressure moving into the region is going to push temperatures higher, ultimately leading to highs in the low 100s in the Sacramento area. AP

The Sacramento region will get a good dose of sunshine and increasing heat this week, with high temperatures expected to reach into triple-digit territory, forecasters say.

On Sunday, the high temperatures will reach about 92 degrees, but a sharp rise in heat is expected beginning Tuesday.

“The big story for this week will be the warm-up,” said David Rowe, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

Cause of the heat wave is a strong ridge of high pressure making its way through Northern California, Rowe said.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South-southwest wind around 8 mph.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 61. South-southwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Light and variable wind becoming north-northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 65. Northwest-wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light in the evening.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. North-northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 66.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 106.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

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