(KTXL) — Temperatures are forecasted to reach triple digits all this week in Sacramento, according to the FOX40 Weather Center, with Tuesday being the hottest day so far this summer.
Monday’s high reached 102 degrees. Temperatures in downtown Sacramento reached 108 degrees, beating the previous high for this summer of 106 degrees.
Sacramento is forecasted to top out at 101 degrees on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are also expected to reach triple-digits.
Temperature highs are forecasted to decrease to the 90s for the weekend.
The National Weather Service said to expect a little relief from the heat overnight this week in the Sacramento Valley. From Tuesday to Friday, the region expects temperatures to cool down to the mid-60s to low 70s.
“This will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for vulnerable populations, so continue to practice heat safety!” the NWS tweeted.
Some areas in Northern California have moderate to major heat risk, but this heat is fairly common in most locations, according to the NWS.
Sacramento is at a moderate heat risk while parts of El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Yolo and Yuba have major heat risk, according to a graphic tweeted by the NWS.
The NWS said to take precautions by staying hydrated and cool throughout the week, especially for those who are sensitive to heat, new to the area, or spending time outdoors.
Sacramento County cooling centers
For those who are looking to beat the heat, Sacramento County opened cooling centers on Sunday and is expected to be open through Friday.
Here is where the cooling centers are located in Sacramento County:
- Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance: 1725 28th Street, Sacramento, Ca 95816, open through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and open for extended hours until 8 p.m.
- DHA Customer Service Center: 5747 Watt Avenue, North Highlands, 95660, open through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Auburn Boulevard Outreach and Engagement Center: 3615 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, Ca, 95821, open through Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Masks are required for guests at the cooling center and will be provided to those who don’t have one. All pets must be leashed or in an animal carrier. The centers will also provide snacks and water to all guests.