UPDATE - The temperature in Modesto reached 102 degrees late this afternoon on the Modesto Irrigation District's downtown thermometer. It's the first time this year that the city reached triple digits.
With the delta breeze starting to pick up, it's not clera if the temperature will reach the forecast high of 104.
Forecasters expect a high temperature in Modesto today of 104 degrees, even hotter than Sunday when the Modesto Irrigation District recorded a high temperature downtown of 99 degrees.
As of early afternoon, the forecasters were on target. The high temperature reached 95 shortly after 1 o'clock. Today's hourly temperatures have been running four to five degrees higher than Sunday since about 7 a.m.
The overnight low temperature was 74.
The low in Modesto for the night ahead should be around 67 degrees.
The forecast expects a Modesto high of 99 on Tuesday before the hot spell moderates and highs return to around 90 at mid-week.