A warm inversion layer aloft and cooler air trapped at the lowest elevations will continue to provide cold mornings and warm days through the Martin Luther King Jr. three-day weekend.
A high of 61 degrees is forecast for today in Sacramento, which is 7 degrees above normal for mid-January. This morning was cold with the mercury dipping to 28 degrees at Sacramento's Executive Airport.
Looking ahead to next week, the National Weather Service is forecasting the arrival of a weak frontal system, scheduled to arrive along the coast Wednesday morning before spreading inland in the afternoon and evening.
The system could bring some light rain.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS:
Today: Patchy fog before 10am. Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 10pm. Patchy frost after 10pm. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 32. North wind 3 to 5 mph.
Saturday: Patchy fog before 10am. Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Patchy fog after 10pm. Patchy frost after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 32. North northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Sunday: Patchy fog before 10am. Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind.
Sunday night: Patchy fog after 10pm. Patchy frost after 10pm. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 33.
M.L.King Day: Patchy fog before 10am. Areas of frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 59.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Wednesday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
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