For the second day in a row, Modesto set a high temperature record for the day.
This afternoon the mercury reached 97 degrees, obliterating the April 20 record of 92 degrees in 1986.
On Sunday, the temperature reached 94 degrees at the Modesto Irrigation District's downtown weather station, breaking the record of 90 degrees set way back in 1950.
The Bee's forecast from the Weather Underground service predicts a high Wednesday of 95.
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The National Weather Service says the unseasonably warm temperatures will continue for the next couple of days over the interior of northern California, with a cooling period to follow late in the week.