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Sacramento area cools off just in time for the July 4th holiday

Kate Lynch of Sacramento performs a balancing pose during a free Yoga in the Park class at McKinley Park on July 2, 2016.
Kate Lynch of Sacramento performs a balancing pose during a free Yoga in the Park class at McKinley Park on July 2, 2016. apayne@sacbee.com

After a scorching week in Sacramento, the Delta breeze is ushering in more moderate temperatures just in time for the July 4th holiday.

Sunday’s high temperatures are expected to hover just below 90, according to the National Weather Service. Thermometers are predicted to hit 90 on Independence Day, then fall back into the high-80s for three days before heading over 90 again next weekend. No rainfall is expected.

The cooler temperatures come courtesy of the Sacramento Valley’s famed Delta breeze, which is reaching the region because a weak upper level trough is lingering over the West Coast, allowing cooler marine air to flow into the valley.

The detailed, three-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind around 9 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 57. South wind 8 to 10 mph.

Independence Day: Sunny, with a high near 90. South-southwest wind around 9 mph.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 58. South wind 9 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South-southwest wind around 8 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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