It's expected to be unseasonably hot in the Sacramento region Thursday with highs that will likely reach triple digits.
In downtown Sacramento, temperatures could even tie or break the record of 99, says George Cline with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
He says this kind of heat isn't unheard of in mid-May, but the high temperatures are unusual.
"Normally they're in the upper 70's to low 80's, so we're running over 15 to 20 degrees above normal," says Cline.
Cline says the heat usually catches people off-guard the first time it hits.
He says the heat will be fairly short-lived, as it's expected to be back in the 80's by the weekend.
Next week will also bring thunderstorms and winds Monday and Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
-Capital Public Radio Staff
With temperatures peaking, the region’s heat-averse take to the water or shade while others brave the heat at Discovery Park, Cesar Chavez Park and Roosevelt Park in Sacramento. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
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