The low pressure system that spit out a few raindrops on Tuesday afternoon in the Sacramento area is headed east, replaced by two typical summertime days of blue skies and dry heat.
Temperatures are forecast to warm in the Sacramento region Wednesday and Thursday into the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. The high on Tuesday under cloudy skies was just 82 degrees in Sacramento.
The warmest parts of the Sacramento Valley will have temperatures climb to the mid-90s on Wednesday. Sacramento is expected to be a bit cooler than up-valley cities such as Redding and Red Bluff.
Thursday will be hotter with temperatures in the Sacramento area predicted to crowd the century mark. Then, another change in the up-and-down week is forecast for Friday with the return of a new low pressure system and cooler temperatures.
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The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South-southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 62. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 6 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 93.