Nothing but clear skies and balmy temperatures are forecast for the Sacramento region this week, with some patches of early morning frost and breezy north winds, according to the National Weather Service.
Sacramento forecasters said mountain and valley temperatures will warm up to above-normal levels for this time of year, beginning Sunday afternoon and continuing Monday. Daily highs will be in the low 60s; by the end of the week temperatures will rise to 68 degrees.
"Sunny skies and a warming air mass will bring another beautiful spring-like day today with daytime highs hitting several degrees above normal for this time of year," said the weather service reported.
The report said similar conditions are expected Monday and Tuesday, with warmer weather on its way as a ridge presses inland over the area. A light northerly breeze and dry conditions mean little fog is expected.
By midweek, Sacramento Valley daytime highs are forecast to reach about 10 degrees above normal, bringing fair skies, sunny, warm days and cool, clear nights through Saturday.
The 7-day forecast:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Tonight: Patchy frost after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Monday: Patchy frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 63.
Monday night: Patchy frost after 4 a.m.
Tuesday: Patchy frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 62.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 68.