Summer in The City: Cooler tomorrow, warm Sunday

If buying a new air-conditioning unit for your apartment window rose to the top of the “to-do” list when temperatures reached into the 80s in The City this week, you’ll be happy to know that cooler temperatures are expected over the next couple of days.

Temperatures in downtown San Francisco topped out at 82 degrees Fahrenheit on both Wednesday and Thursday, also known as “sweltering,” according to some San Francisco residents. While temperatures this week didn’t threaten to overtake the record high of 103 degrees set in 2000, it was plenty warm, said Mike Delman, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

Temperatures on the Peninsula climbed to 83 degrees at the San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday and reached 85 on Thursday, Delman said.

Oakland topped out at 86 degrees on Thursday, two degrees cooler than Wednesday, Delman said.

By about 11:30 a.m. the sea breeze has already begun to diminish the heat in downtown San Francisco and was working its way south, Delman said.

“The high-pressure ridge that has held the heat in place is beginning to break down,” Delman said.

The trend will continue over the next couple of days with coastal fog setting in that will burn off by afternoon, Delman said. He expects temperatures to again begin to climb on Sunday and Monday.

ecarpenter@examiner.com

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