SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento heat on Saturday broke a daily record and was the second-hottest day on record in the city’s history.
Temperatures reached as high as 113 in the downtown area as the region is experiencing a scorching heat wave. Saturday was the second-hottest day on record, only after a high of 114 for the downtown area posted in 1925.READ MORE: 'Hate Seeing Animals Go Through That': Panicked Pup Finally Rescued After Months Running
Additionally, that number broke the previous July 10 daily record for high heat downtown, which was 112 back in 2002.READ MORE: Unmasked Crowd At Yuba City High School Basketball Game Leads to School District Investigation
Another scorcher is expected Sunday as highs in the area are expected to reach as high as 107 degrees.MORE NEWS: 'One Chip Challenge': Social Media Trend Involving Spicy Chips Lands Lodi Students In Emergency Room
Saturday was the third day so far in 2021 with Sacramento posting a high of 110 or above. That tied an all-time record for most 110-degree days in a year – which happened in 1925 and again more recently in 1996.