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Sizzling in the Sacramento summer: 103-106 Tuesday through Friday

Six tips for surviving a Sacramento summer

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.
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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.

Monday is expected to be the coolest day of the work week – at a forecast 98 degrees.

After a high of 104 degrees on Saturday and 106 degrees on Sunday, today will be markedly cooler but still downright hot. It is, after all, summer in Sacramento.

The normal high in late July in Sacramento is 94 degrees. It is a time of year when outdoor activities, besides swimming, are best done in the cool of the morning.

That will especially be true Tuesday through Friday. While the Delta breeze that is whispering this morning is expected to keep temperatures slightly below the century mark, the rest of the work is predicted to be sizzling.

Widespread triple-digit heat is forecast up and down the Sacramento Valley. Peak heat is expected in the Redding and Red Bluff regions where highs will be in the 110-degree range.

The Sacramento area is predicted to get maximum afternoon high temperatures of around 105 degrees. The weekend weather is mercifully expected to trend cooler.

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

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 62. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 105. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 65. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 106. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 65.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 104.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 65.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 103.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 62.

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

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Utility provider SMUD gave infrared thermometers to reporters to help demonstrate the cooling effect of trees. Tree cover can dramatically reduce the cost of cooling homes and businesses.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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