Above normal temperatures through midweek will rise further with heat impacts most likely Thursday through Saturday, when record highs are possible with lower elevations reaching 100-105 degrees.
The heat will ease back by early next week but remain summer-like. A few afternoon thunderstorms may develop by Thursday and Friday mainly south of Highway 50.
Later in the weekend into early next week, the ridge weakens and should allow for a gradual retreat from the record highs, but still remaining well above average with dry conditions prevailing.
Winds for the upcoming week will be mainly limited to typical afternoon breezes with 25-30 mph gusts most days, except lighter winds Wednesday-Thursday.