An upper level low off the coast is forecast to arrive Monday, bringing the first chance of rain since June 4.
The last significant rain fell on April 25 when .65 of an inch of rain was recorded in downtown Sacramento.
Until the arrival of the low from the coast on Columbus Day, look for delightfully pleasant fall temperatures in the low- to mid-70s.
It wasn't so long ago that the city was baking. The National Weather Service has studied the unusually warm September and 100-degree October beginning.
The NWS this morning issued an update on the heat spell:
"Not only did September 2012 set the record for the number of days of maximum temperatures 90 degrees or higher for the month in downtown Sacramento with 26 days, but the 33-day period from September 1st 2012 to October 3rd 2012 had the second highest average maximum temperature on record at 93.3 degrees."
The all-time record for the highest average maximum temperature for the 33-day period was 93.9 degrees in 1991.
Here's the NWS detailed forecast for the Sacramento region:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 76. South southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind around 7 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Columbus Day: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Monday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Tuesday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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