Staying safe in hot temperatures
Temperatures soared well into the triple digits throughout the Sacramento region Monday but failed to break any records for the date. Look for continued hot weather on Tuesday.
Downtown Sacramento recorded a high of 107 degrees, while Sacramento Executive Airport reported a high of 104, said Karl Swanberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Unofficial highs elsewhere in area included 109 in Lincoln; 108 in Folsom and Elk Grove; 107 in Fair Oaks, Rocklin and Woodland; and 102 in Auburn, Swanberg said.
The high temperature on Tuesday is expected to reach 106 degrees in Sacramento. That’s shy of a record, but still plenty hot.
With a high pressure system traveling through Northern California this week, temperatures are expected to remain in the triple digits through Friday. By Saturday, temperatures are expected to head back into the 90s with the return of the Delta breeze.
Cooling centers will be offered at several locations in the region on Tuesday. They include Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave., Sacramento; Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova; Wackford Community Center, 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove; and E49 Corp., a nonprofit organization, 2830 G St., Suite 210, near G and 29th streets, in Sacramento. In Roseville, the city libraries will serve as cooling centers from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS:
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 106. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 64. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 61. South wind around 7 mph.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 62.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 60.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Independence Day: Sunny, with a high near 93.