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Hotter temperatures settle into Sacramento region

A warming north state
A warming north state National Weather Service

A heat wave is on the way to Northern California with high temperatures climbing to about 100 degrees.

The advance forecast for the Sacramento region calls for 100-degree days on five of the next seven days. The average high for late July is 94 degrees.

The high on Friday is expected to be 95 degrees. The weekend looks hotter: 100 on Saturday and 101 on Sunday in Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service.

High pressure is building over the north state, and the Delta breeze was just a whisper Friday morning. Instead of cool western breezes from the bay, winds will be blowing from the north into Sacramento. The north breeze, blowing down valley, will be warm.

Though temperatures through Thursday will be hot, they are not likely to break any Sacramento records.

The detailed forecast for the Sacramento area from the NWS:

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming west-northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 61. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. West-southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 61.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 61.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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