Below freezing temperatures were widely reported this morning in the Sacramento area.
A low of 28 degrees was registered at Sacramento's Executive Airport at 7 a.m.. Similarly chilly temps were being recorded around the area, including 28 in Carmichael, 29 in Orangevale, 31 in Folsom, 29 in Elk Grove and 30 in Lincoln.
The National Weather Service notes that cold dense air is trapped in the valleys. The below freezing mornings could damage oranges, lemons, limes and other frost-sensitive vegetation.
Tonight's low is also expected to be around freezing. Friday and Saturday nights are expected to be above freezing.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:
Today: Widespread frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 4am. Patchy frost after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Friday: Patchy fog before 10am. Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Light and variable wind.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind.
Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of rain after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
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