Friday’s high of 109 marked the sixth consecutive day of brutal triple-digit temperatures broiling the city, and don’t look for any cooling on Day Seven.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 108 for Fresno on Saturday. Sunday’s high will be only marginally “cooler,” with a forecast high of 105.
Triple-digits temperatures are forecast to continue through next week as a high-pressure ridge remains parked over the Great Basin, National Weather Service forecaster Cindy Bean said.
The forecast highs in Fresno for next week are 103 on Monday and Tuesday, 102 on Wednesday and Thursday and 101 on Friday, Bean said. “We’re heading in the right direction at least,” she said.
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And if you think this week’s hot weather is bad, it could be worse. The all-time high for Fresno on July 29 was 113 degrees, set in 1898. The all-time high for July 30 and 31 is 114, set in 1898 and 1908, according to National Weather Service historical records.