How to keep your animals safe in heat of summer
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.
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.