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Heat wave starts today in Sacramento

Matthew Howell of Sacramento floats in a raft in the cool water at Discovery Park as the temperature in the region is expected to top 100 degrees on Monday, June 30, 2014 in Sacramento. Such activity might not be a bad idea today either - as a heat wave that tops out at 107 on Friday arrives.
Matthew Howell of Sacramento floats in a raft in the cool water at Discovery Park as the temperature in the region is expected to top 100 degrees on Monday, June 30, 2014 in Sacramento. Such activity might not be a bad idea today either - as a heat wave that tops out at 107 on Friday arrives. rpench@sacbee.com

The longest stretch of triple-digit heat this summer in Sacramento is forecast for this week.

The hot streak begins today with a high of 101 degrees forecast for Sacramento. The average high for early September is 90 degrees.

The trend continues at least through Friday when the hottest day of the week is predicted by the National Weather Service. Friday’s scorching forecast is 107 degrees.

If the mercury hits 107 degrees on Friday it will be the hottest day since July 29 when the daily maximum was 108 in Sacramento.

If there is a four-day heat streak as predicted by the NWS, that would be the longest span of consecutive 100-degree or hotter days this summer. Previously, there were two stretches in which there were triple digits for three days in a row.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 63. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 65. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 105. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 107.

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

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

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

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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