Temperatures will trend hotter this week, peaking on Thursday with near 100-degree weather predicted for Sacramento by the National Weather Service.
The region is between a high pressure system over the desert Southwest and a low pressure area off the coast of Canada. The NWS says that some high clouds could drift through the region from the southwest and south at times.
Slight warming each day will eventually bring toasty temperatures. The heat will crest on Thursday when forecasters believe the afternoon high will be 99 degrees in Sacramento.
The Delta breeze should continue each night but won’t be as robust as early in the week.
A cooling trend will provide pleasant late-August weather on the weekend when temperatures in the 80s are forecast for Sacramento.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming west-southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south-southeast after midnight.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South-southwest wind around 6 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind around 7 mph.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. South-southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.