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Three-day heat wave in Sacramento continues with 103 degrees forecast

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The California Emergency Management Agency visits the SPCA of Sacramento to learn how to spot unhealthy signs of heat stress in animals and how to keep them safe in the hot summer months.

Sacramento is in the middle of a typical summer heat spell of 100-degree days.

The high was 101 degrees on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. That’s far above the average high for mid-July, which is 93 degrees, but much lower than the record high for July 13: 112 degrees, a mark set in 1972.

Look for triple-digit heat to continue on Thursday with the NWS predicting a maximum of 103 degrees in Sacramento. Hot, dry conditions continue Friday under a high pressure system with 101 forecast for Sacramento.

A Delta breeze is expected to spring up Friday night, bringing cooler marine air into the valley. That should lower temperatures over the weekend to around 90 degrees.

Greg Gayton of Green Acres Nursery & Supply in Sacramento offers tips on how to keep plants cool, healthy and hydrated in summer heat.

Here are six tips to help Sacramentans survive the heat this summer. Temperatures in the Sacrameto area already broke 100 degrees on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, which means Sacramento may be in store for several heatwaves this coming summer.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 61. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 60. South wind around 9 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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