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Sacramento’s up-down-up weather pattern continues with another hot blast

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, shows skies over California and parts of the West cleared by high pressure that will drive temperatures up for the next couple of days.
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, shows skies over California and parts of the West cleared by high pressure that will drive temperatures up for the next couple of days. AP

The up-and-down pattern of summer-to-fall conditions and back again continues in the Sacramento region.

Climbing back into the high 90s, the region’s temperatures are rebounding again after a stretch of average-and-below highs that followed a short, sharp hot stretch. After a couple of hot days, Sacramento is expected to return to highs in the mid-to-upper 80s.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high temperature of 98 degrees Sunday, characterized as unseasonably warm for September by Idamis Del Valle, a meteorologist intern with the National Weather Service.

“We’re still expecting dry weather for this week,” she said.

The average high temperature for Sacramento this time of year is about 87 degrees. The hot weather is the result of a strong high-pressure ridge that moved into the region after Wednesday’s rains.

Del Valle said cooling will begin Tuesday, dropping the region to about 87 degrees, courtesy of the Delta breeze. Highs from 85 to 88 degrees will be the rule the rest of the week.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

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

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 64. Light and variable wind.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind around 7 mph becoming south after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87. South-southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Richard Chang: 916-321-1018, @RichardYChang

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