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Feel the breeze: After 102 degress on Wednesday, look for much cooler weather

Cooler temps Thursday in Sacramento as Delta breeze arrives
Cooler temps Thursday in Sacramento as Delta breeze arrives National Weather Service

Look for temperatures to drop at least a dozen degrees on Thursday after a blistering hot reading on Wednesday.

The day began with a pleasant Delta breeze and the sound of whole house fans switching on as Sacramento residents took advantage of cooler temperatures to clear out the attic of any lingering heat from the day before.

Attics all over the Sacramento region heated up on Wednesday when the high temperature reached 102 degrees. The latter part of the month of July featured eight straight days of 100 degree heat and August has started hot too with readings of 95, 98 and 102 degrees.

All that is expected to end today as cooler air moves into the area. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the 80s through Saturday.

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

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 8 to 11 mph.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. South wind around 11 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 57. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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