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Sunny skies open over Sacramento area; Sierra still unsettled

Published: Thursday, May. 9, 2013 - 6:44 am
Last Modified: Saturday, May. 11, 2013 - 10:03 am

The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies today in the Sacramento region and the possibility of thunderstorms in the Sierra.

Dry and warmer weather is forecast by the NWS into the weekend as high pressure builds over Northern California. The daytime maximum on the weekend is expected to be in the 90s in Sacramento.

However, today, in the mountains, afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop. Showers and thunderstorms may also seep down into the foothills by late in the afternoon, according to forecasters. The storms are expected to fade late in the evening.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 8 to 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South wind 9 to 11 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

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Call The Bee's Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079. Follow him on Twitter @Lindelofnews.

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