Here comes the heat again.
After several days of relatively mild temperatures, the thermometer will head toward the century mark later this week, the National Weather Service predicts.
After a high of 92 today, temperatures are expected to creep up through Thursday, when Modesto is expected to hit 97 degrees, forecasters say. Nighttime lows will drop only into the 60s, a good 10 degrees higher than in recent days.
On the bright side, the gusty winds we had over the weekend will die down, with winds under 10 mph predicted through Wednesday.
Toward the end of the week, temperatures are expected to dip again, with highs back into the 80s by the weekend.