SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Most Father’s Day weekend activities will likely involve water spots or air-conditioned indoor venues in the Sacramento area with temperatures expected to climb into triple digits.
There has only been one 100-degree day so far this year recorded in downtown Sacramento, on June 1. Temperatures are expected to stay in the low 90s on Thursday, up to 97 on Friday and then hit 103 on Saturday and 100 on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures in the foothills will also be quite warm and are expected to reach the 90s to around 100. High temperatures over the mountains will range from the mid-70s to near 90.
Dry and gusty north winds will also be kicking up Friday and Saturday at 25-35 mph, gusting to 45 mph.
The winds combined with the hot temperatures and low relative humidity bring an increase in fire danger. The fire activity started Thursday as 15 acres burned near the Athens and Fiddyment area off Highway 65, near Thunder Valley casino. No structures were immediately threatened.
Slightly lower temperatures and lighter winds are expected Monday and into next week.