Thursday, August 30, 2012

Holiday weather forecast: We'll start cool and finish with sizzle - Sacramento Bee

Looking ahead, it appears the Labor Day weekend will start fairly cool and end hot.

The delta breeze starts to cool temperatures on Friday. A high of just 85 degrees is forecast for the day.

Then, a high temperature for Saturday in downtown Sacramento is expected to be similarly pleasant: 84 degrees. That's where the unseasonably cooler weather ends.

On Sunday, the mercury jumps about 10 degrees with a high of 95 forecast for the Sacramento region. And on Labor Day, look for temperatures to make for some uncomfortable backyard grilling with daytime highs close to 100 degrees.

The 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 94. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South wind around 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. South southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 56. South wind 8 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Labor Day: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

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