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Temperatures rising close to records in some Northern California locations

The winds have subsided, but the temperatures continue to rise in Northern California.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After May kicked off with two days of very early Red Flag Warnings in the Northern California lower elevations, heat is becoming the big weather story Wednesday.

A high pressure system is holding strong over the region, blocking any chance for rain. As the area of high pressure remains directly over the area, temperatures will rise with less wind.

Valley highs will be mostly in the mid 90s Wednesday. Highs are expected to be reached between 3 - 6 p.m. Then, some locations will see a cooling breeze very late in the day and all locations will see more cool air filter in Thursday.

Record highs are in the upper 90s for the area. Sacramento's record for May 5 at the Executive Airport is 96 degrees, Stockton is 97 degrees, and Modesto is 98 degrees.

Highs will drift to the mid 80s by Thursday and lower 80s by Friday.

Saturday, the temperatures will rise again close to 90 with stronger winds expected to come back. Fire weather should be a concern over the weekend with dry vegetation, warm temperatures, dry air and stronger winds for Saturday and Sunday. 


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