The next seven days will be filled with high temperatures in the 90s: upper 90s, mid-90s and lower 90s, depending on the day.
The National Weather Service is predicting a steady diet of 90-degree weather for Sacramento as the area settles into a period of hot weather, but not torrid temperatures. The hottest day expected in the next seven days is forecast to occur Thursday, when the temperature should reach 97 degrees.
So far, Sacramento has seen four 100-degrees days in August. The average number of 100-degree days or above in August is six.
The weather service reported that thunderstorms occurred Wednesday in the Sierra south of Lake Tahoe. More could occur in the same region Thursday.
With the thunderstorms comes the threat of lightning-caused fires, the weather service warns.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94. South wind around 8 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South wind around 9 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. South southwest wind around 6 mph.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93.