Sacramento had 11 days of 100-degree readings in July, but August started cooler

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.

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.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews