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Middle of the week expected to be super hot in Sacramento

Lilliana Avitia, left, put a personal flotation devise onto Leah Moreno at Toscornia Beach in Sacramento on Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Lilliana Avitia, left, put a personal flotation devise onto Leah Moreno at Toscornia Beach in Sacramento on Saturday, July 25, 2015. rbenton@sacbee.com

Today will be piping hot, but Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be baking as the region enters into a heat wave.

After a mild weekend with maximum temperatures in the low 90s, a high pressure system is starting to build and will surely bring oven-like temperatures to the Sacramento Valley.

The high today may not reach 100 in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service. However, the following four days seem to be a lock to reach the century mark.

Weather service forecasters say that Wednesday and Thursday may come in at 106 degrees. While a dozen degrees above normal, 106 would not be the hottest day of the summer.

The hottest day was June 30 when the high was 108 degrees in Sacramento.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS:

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Light north wind becoming north northwest 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 64. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 66. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

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

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 106.

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

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

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

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

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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