The heat wave that has the Sacramento Valley clenched in a sweaty grip broke a record Monday: Temperatures hit at least 90 degrees in downtown Sacramento every single day in July.
That’s never happened before in records dating back to 1877 for downtown Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service.
And it’s only going to get worse this week – especially the farther north you get up in the Sacramento Valley.
Tuesday is expected to bring high temperatures of 106 to Sacramento. The worst will come in Redding, which could see the mercury spike at 116 or more Tuesday afternoon.