A blistering start of the week is on tap for the Sacramento region with a high of 104 degrees forecast for Monday.
The hot beginning comes after an even more scorching Sunday when the mercury spiked at 106 degrees. That maximum just missed tying the record for August 16 of 107 degrees, which was set in 1992.
The all-time hottest day in the record books for August 17 in Sacramento is 106 degrees, a mark set in 1967. The hot weather is nothing out-of-the ordinary for Sacramento, which normally has 23 days of 100-degree readings or higher each year.
Sunday was the first 100 degree reading the city has recorded in August 2015, which has been hot but not super-heated.
The National Weather Service is not expecting any major changes through Tuesday for most areas in the Central Valley. Delta breezes are forecast to eventually lower temperatures later this week into the mid-to-low 90s.
Smoke from wildfires in Trinity County are predicted to filter into parts of the valley.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Monday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast in the evening.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South southwest wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 61.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 62.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.