What’s the weather for Fourth of July weekend? Expect lower than usual temperatures

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Sacramento is due for a reprieve from the heat and this holiday weekend will bring cooler temperatures up to the Fourth of July.

Temperatures on Independence Day in downtown Sacramento have ranged from a record high of 110 degrees in 2013 and 1991 to 68 degrees in 1948 and 1895, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento. This year’s temperatures are forecast to dance around a high of 83 degrees — 11 degrees cooler than the average temperature for the date.

The cooler temperatures and wind gusts start pushing in Friday with a high of 88 degrees, a low of 54 and winds as high as 18 mph, according to the weather service. Wind is forecast to let up Saturday with a high near 85 degrees, until Sunday brings another dip in temperatures.

Monday should warm things up a couple of degrees just in time for Independence Day.

Sacramento forecast

Here’s a look at Sacramento’s forecast leading up to the holiday weekend, as of Wednesday morning, according to the NWS:

Wednesday | High near 94 degrees

Sunny with winds up to 11 mph.

Wednesday night | Low around 54 degrees

Clear with winds up to 14 mph.

Thursday | High near 90 degrees

Sunny with winds up to 11 mph.

Thursday night | Low around 54 degrees

Clear with winds up to 13 mph.

Friday | High near 88 degrees

Sunny with winds up to 11 mph and gusts as high as 18 mph.

Friday night | Low around 54 degrees

Clear skies.

Saturday | High near 85 degrees

Sunny skies.

Saturday night | Low 53 degrees

Clear skies.

Sunday | High near 79 degrees

Mostly sunny.

Sunday night | Low of 54 degrees

Partly cloudy.

Monday |High near 83 degrees

Sunny skies.

Monday night | Low round 56 degrees

Clear skies.

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