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Fifth straight day of 100-degree weather forecast for Sacramento

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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.

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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.

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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.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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