The second day of a three-day warm-up this week should bring temperatures in the mid-70s today.
The high on Monday was 74 degrees in Sacramento. The normal high is 66 degrees for March 11.
Today's high is expected to be 76 degrees. Then, on Wednesday, the unusually warm weather is expected to spike at 81 degrees.
If the weather warms into the 80s on Wednesday, it will be the first 80-degree reading of the year in Sacramento.
The maximum daily temperature record for March 13 is 83 degrees. That mark was set in 2007.
The 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Calm wind.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
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