How much cooler is it in the shade?
A fifth consecutive day of 100-degree weather is forecast for Sacramento on Wednesday with temperatures trending from super-heated to just plain hot.
After four days of 102, 105, 107 and 107-degree weather, the National Weather Service is predicting a high of 100 degrees on Wednesday in Sacramento. The highs on Thursday and Friday are also expected to be over the century mark: 101 degrees both days.
While the afternoon weather has been oppressive, it has not been record-breaking. The greatest number of consecutive days of 100 degrees or higher temperatures occurred July 16-26, 2006, an 11-day period.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southeast in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the evening.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 60.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 58.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 59.
Independence Day: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.