Today will close out a week of record high temperatures before the area is expected to cool down for the weekend.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of evening thunderstorms, especially over the mountains, Saturday through Monday.
There is an air quality alert in effect for the region for this evening.
The detailed 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
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Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 105. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
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