The weather forecast for the beginning of the week: still hot.
The thermometer Saturday reached 101 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There was no rain.
Sunday’s high of 101 was the 84th day this year in the triple digits, the agency said. This is the highest total since 2010, when there was also 84 such days.
Monday and Tuesday will top out at 99 degrees, introducing a seasonably warm first week of October, NWS meteorologist Chad Shafer said Sunday, introducing a seasonably warm first week of October. “It’s going to be a while before we return to normal temps,” he said.
Temperatures for this time of year are “definitely” above average. The Sept. 27 average high is 89 degrees, the low is 66 degrees. The valley won’t come close to those numbers.
On Saturday, a low of 78 degrees “smashed” the prior record for the Sept. 26 highest low temperature by four degrees, Shafer said.
“If we’re going to be this warm, we might as well be breaking records.”
The record high for Saturday was 103 degrees, Shafer said.
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