It’s not your imagination: July was a hot one.
There were 11 days of 100-degree weather, instead of the average of seven for the month. And toward the end of July, Sacramento endured eight consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures. The month’s hottest day, July 26, topped out at 108 degrees.
The record for the most days of triple-digit temperatures from June through August in downtown Sacramento is 36 days, according to the National Weather Service. Downtown Sacramento is up to 21 days so far this summer.
A normal August in Sacramento has six days when the mercury reaches 100 degrees or higher.
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In the short term, the National Weather Service is forecasting cooler weather, or at least less-hot weather. Downtown Sacramento topped out at 95 degrees Monday, and similar highs are forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday,
Then, the region is expected to take a turn to even cooler conditions, with the latter part of the workweek and the weekend forecast to be in the 80s.