Sacramento reached the triple digits Wednesday, setting a record for the date at one location.
As of 6 p.m., Sacramento Executive Airport had reached 105 degrees, topping the previous record for the date of 102 degrees set in 2011 and 1984, said Travis Wilson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
The reading for downtown Sacramento was 104 degrees. Sacramento International Airport recorded a high of 103 degrees.
The high recorded in the McClellan area was 102 degrees, and in the foothills Auburn reached 100 degrees.
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Century mark readings are expected in Sacramento through Friday, with 106 degrees for today and Friday. Cooler temperatures are forecast for the weekend, with a high of 98 expected Saturday in Sacramento and 94 degrees on Sunday.
Normal highs for Sacramento this time of year are in the upper 80s, Wilson said.