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Forecasters Predict Spring Heat Wave For Sacramento Valley

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Another spring heat wave is upon us, and today forecasters say the Sacramento Valley could top the current 91-degree record.

The National Weather Service says normal temps for this time of year are about 20 degrees cooler at 72 degrees, and because it is so dry out there from a lack of rain, the weather will also elevate fire weather concerns.

The average high for April this time of year is about 72 degrees, weather service records show - the all-time records for downtown Sacramento at the beginning of April are 91 degrees, both set in 1989. Sacramento already smashed heat records last month, as Sacramento Executive Airport reached 84 degrees in March and downtown Sacramento hit similar numbers the following day.

Officials are advising caution for anyone who are out during the hot weather on waterways like the American River, as lakes and rivers continue to run very cold this time of year. The weather service is reminding people to wear life jackets and to stay hydrated.

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