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Northern California Temperatures Soar Past The Century Mark


6:50 p.m. -- Temperatures hit triple digits across Northern California today, with Redding hitting 107 degrees and Sacramento topping out at 105 degrees.


9 a.m. --  The Sacramento Valley will feel the first triple-digit temperatures of 2015 Monday. High pressure over Northern California and a lack of Delta Breeze will heat up the region as high as 103 degrees.

The National Weather Service says that after the one-day heat wave, a storm system on Tuesday and Wednesday will mix with moisture leftover from Tropical Storm Blanca.

"Unfortunately snow levels are going to be really high right now, like over 10,000 feet, " says Brooke Bingaman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "So it's not going to bring us any snow, but the good news is that it will produce a lot of rain over the mountains and that will run down into the reservoirs."

The storm previously known as Hurricane Blanca has been downgraded to a tropical storm. The weather service forecasts it will be downgraded further to a tropical depression when it makes landfall at Baja California.

7 a.m. -- The Sacramento Valley will have triple digit temperatures Monday.

High temperatures will top out around 102 or 103 degrees, about 15 degrees above normal. Monday's heat will be followed by a storm system on Tuesday and Wednesday that's currently off the coast of Central and Southern California. 

According to National Weather Service meteorologist Brooke Bingaman, moisture leftover from Tropical Storm Blanca will mix with the coastal storm system.

"That moisture's going to interact with that incoming storm system on Tuesday and Wednesday," says Bingham. "And when that occurs, that's going to produce a lot of showers and thunderstorms primarily over the mountains, but we could get some rain over the valley as well."

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Blanca will be downgraded to Tropical Depression once it hits the coast.

-Capital Public Radio Staff

Original Post: Summer heat is here. The National Weather Service reports highs Monday will peak between 10 to 20 degrees above normal. In the Sacramento area, temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees.

But forecasters say we can expect to cool off over the next few days. Moisture from Hurricane Blanca will travel north and interact with a storm over our region Tuesday and Wednesday.

This is expected to generate showers in the mountains with a chance of thunderstorms. Forecasters are calling for rain in the Valley.

-Capital Public Radio Staff