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Memorial Day kicks off week of 100-degree temperatures

Washington College women cheer on their teammates who are rowing the Division III Eights Petit Final during the 2016 NCAA National Rowing Championships on Lake Natoma on Saturday May 26, 2016.
Washington College women cheer on their teammates who are rowing the Division III Eights Petit Final during the 2016 NCAA National Rowing Championships on Lake Natoma on Saturday May 26, 2016. apayne@sacbee.com

You may want to get your Memorial Day celebrations finished early, or at least be near swimming pool during any late-afternoon barbequing. Sacramento’s cool morning will not last, with temperatures forecast to reach a sweltering high of 98 degrees on Monday.

That is well above normal for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service, which has recorded average high of around 85 degrees. The blistering weather will continue through the rest of the week, likely pushing over 100 degrees on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Sacramentans can hope for some relief in the evening. The weather service says minor Delta breezes will offer some overnight cooling, dropping temperatures down to the 60s. By Sunday, a high of only 91 is expected, and it will continue to dip slightly into next week.

The detailed 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region:

Memorial Day: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 61. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 62. West wind around 6 mph becoming south in the evening.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Alexei Koseff: 916-321-5236, @akoseff

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