Families celebrating Mother's Day by throwing a picnic today will enjoy support from Mother Nature, with temperatures forecast in the 80s and occasional gusts of wind to toss around those empty paper plates.
"It may be a little breezy in the afternoon, with occasional gusts up to 20 mph from the south," National Weather Service forecaster George Cline said today.
But afternoon temperatures should be pleasant, with a few high clouds.
"Mostly sunny -- quite a nice day, " he said. Normal highs for this time of year are in the upper 70s and 80s, just a tad cooler than today's outlook, Cline said.
Those slightly cooler temperatures area headed to Sacramento for Monday, when a low-pressure system is expected to pass through the area. Look for a high Monday that is closer to the 80-degree mark.
"There will be no chance of precipitation in the Sacramento area to speak of," Cline said. "There's an outside chance of thunderstorms developing in the mountains, especially north of Interstate 80 in the high country."
Higher temperatures should rebound Tuesday and Wednesday, he said.
Here's a detailed forecast for the coming week:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind between 6 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South southwest wind between 9 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. South southwest wind between 9 and 14 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. South wind between 7 and 13 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
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