Hot weather makes a splash this week

By: Loryll Nicolaisen, Journal features editor
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It’s shaping up to be a splish-splash kind of week in Auburn. While the past weekend’s high 90s are temporarily making way for more tolerable temperatures today and tomorrow, the mercury flirts with the century mark Thursday through the upcoming weekend. Alex Neigher, a meteorologist intern with the National Weather Service in Sacramento, said Auburnites can expect a high near 90 today and low 90s Wednesday. “You’re expected to cool down a little,” he said. A high pressure system coming in from the south west means highs might reach 96 Thursday, 97 Friday and 98 Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. “We expect that to pretty much continue at least through Saturday,” Neigher said. All this weather talk making you hot? Take a dip in the Sierra Pool, says Sheryl Petersen, Auburn Recreation District recreation services manager. “You’re going to lower your body temperature by about 10 degrees,” she said Monday. The pool is located at Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Drive. Open swim is held 12:30-4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $3, unless you’re 6 or younger, in which case you’ll get in for $2. Everybody swims for $1 on July 21, when Auburn Recreation District hosts Family Night in the Park. Swim for a buck from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Stick around after the pool closes for a free viewing of “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” on the Recreation Park front lawn. “We are psyched,” Petersen said. “We are really looking forward to it.” Learn more at or call (530) 885-8461.