Jun 15, 2017

Sacramento region: From snow to heat wave in six days

Sacramento, CA
Ed Fletcher and Karen Marks
Sacramento Bee

If you wished for warmer weather this month, then maybe you wished too hard.

One week after a June cold snap brought snow to the Sierra Nevada, Northern California is expected to be engulfed by a weeklong scorcher, with projected high temperatures between 100 and 110 degrees.

“We are looking at multiple days of 100-degree-plus temperatures all through the Sacramento region starting Friday,” said Hannah Chandler, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Forecasts predict a strong high pressure ridge will camp out over the western United States, creating conditions for hot weather from California to Arizona.