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Hot extended weekend ahead, especially inland

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FAIRFIELD — The National Weather Service in Sacramento has declared an Excessive Heat Watch for Friday through Monday throughout much of inland Northern California and northern Solano County.

Temperatures in Fairfield are expected in the high 90s, but currently are forecast for under 100 in Vacaville. Fairfield is expecting temperatures of 94 Thursday, 98 Friday, 98 Saturday and 93 Sunday. Nighttime lows will be in the low 60s.

“Fairfield will not be quite be as hot as some inland areas,” said forecaster Cory Mueller of the National Weather Service in Sacramento. “Friday will be the hottest day for Fairfield but it will get hotter farther east.”

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Whew! 110 degrees in Fairfield Thursday, second air pollution alert Friday

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FAIRFIELD — Scorching temperatures are sending the greater Bay Area under an air pollution alert for the second straight day as Solano County is expected to climb around triple digits again Friday.

Fairfield hit a blistering 110 degrees Thursday, and should slowly cool to 99 Friday and 93 Saturday. The 110 mark could be a record high for June 17: National Weather Service, Sacramento, data show a previous high of 106 in 1981.

Vacaville was just a tad cooler at 108. It’s predicted to stay in the 100s Friday at 105, with some cooling Saturday at 98 degrees.

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Solano County under excessive heat warning through Saturday night

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The rest of the week is going to be a scorcher.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of Northern California, including the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley, through Saturday evening, with temperatures reaching the triple digits. In Vacaville, temperatures are expected to reach 111 degrees Thursday, followed by 107 degrees on Friday and 102 on Saturday.

For Solano County, the warning went into effect at 2 p.m. Wednesday and will remain in place until 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Still hot today, but cooldown is starting

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June 4, 2021 – Above normal temperatures with dry conditions will continue through the week. Cooling trend will begin this weekend with near normal temperatures returning around Monday.

Mostly clear skies overhead tonight with GOES-West infrared picking up just a few high clouds in far northwest Shasta County. Bit of a Delta breeze overnight with Travis Air Force Base gusting over 25 kt as of midnight PDT, though, not nearly as strong as 24 hours ago when they were gusting near 40 kt. As a result, temperatures from the Delta through the Sacramento metro area are running a solid 6 to 12 deg F warmer compared to this time yesterday morning. By sunrise, Valley temps will range from the upper 50s in Solano County to the upper 60s/low 70s in the northern Sacramento Valley.

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High temperatures bring air pollution warning to Solano

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FAIRFIELD — Air quality officials issued the first smog alert of the season Sunday that’s effective Monday for southwestern Solano County and the greater Bay Area region.

The alert coincides with a warning about excessive heat that’s in place Monday and Tuesday for the Bay Area and Sacramento regions and a separate air pollution warning for much of eastern Solano County.

Air quality is expected to be unhealthy across the vast majority of Solano County. Light winds and hot temperatures, along with vehicle exhaust, are creating elevated concentrations of ozone, more commonly known as smog.

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America’s new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago

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America’s new normal temperature is a degree hotter than it was just two decades ago.

Scientists have long talked about climate change — hotter temperatures, changes in rain and snowfall and more extreme weather — being the “new normal.” Data released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put hard figures on the cliche.

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Sacramento Sees Record-High As With First 90-Degree Day Of Season

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento on Sunday recorded a record-high temperature by already hitting its first 90-degree day of the season.

Sacramento Executive Airport reached 91 degrees Sunday afternoon. The first 90-degree day of the season usually comes during May.

Though they didn’t break any records, Fairfield and Vacaville each recorded 92-degree temperatures.

The past week has seen Northern California swing through a variety of seasons, especially for people living in the high country. While the valley stayed mostly dry, a system did bring temperatures down and also brought some snow to the Sierra.

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