And the heat goes on.
The high temperature in the Modesto area Monday will be near 90, according to the Modesto Irrigation District. That’s 10 degrees higher than the historic average for this date. It’s also just two degrees short of the record high for Oct. 12, set in 1991.
The high on Tuesday also is expected to be near 90. From there, the forecast calls for a cooling trend – near 87 Wednesday, 86 Thursday and 85 Friday.
Saturday and Sunday are forecast to have highs near 82.
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Saturday brings the second annual Wood Colony Country Fair & Colony Tours. The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hart-Ransom School, 3930 Shoemake Ave.
The free event includes a farm animal petting zoo from Redwood Cottage Farm; a Kids Corral with face painting, carnival games, a photo area and more; and exhibits including farm equipment, engines and antique tractors.
The Wood Colony Market Place will include locally produced food for sample and sale. A food court will sell tri-trip sandwiches, barbecued turkey drumsticks and more.
Tour stops will include cobbler sampling from Farmer’s Catfish House, orchard tours from Rolling H Carriage Covered Wagons and tractor hay rides, and dairy tours from Fiscalini Farms. There is a $2 charge for the horse-drawn orchard tours and for tractor hay rides (free for kids 5 and under). There will be open houses at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church and the Woodland Avenue fire station, and an art gallery at El Rancho de Los Gatos Locos.
Live entertainment will be provided by Ronnie & PJ, the Funstrummers Ukulele Band, the Gaslight Revival Band, Tomorrow’s Son, the Josh Rosenblum Band, Nathan Ignacio and Mattea Overstreet.
A fair booklet and colony map are available at savewoodcolony.com.