Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

Clouds nestle in over the Sacramento skyline viewed from West Sacramento near the Sacramento River on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. This weekend, cooler temperatures are expected under some clouds.

Cooler temperatures today and possible rain later in week in Sacramento

Published: Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013 - 7:34 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

A weak weather system is expected to usher in a daytime high of 82 degrees today in Sacramento.

After today, temperatures begin to rise, but the weather won’t be super hot. The hottest day is expected to be Wednesday, the only day this week when the mercury is forecast to rise to 90 degrees.

A stronger system is predicted by the National Weather Service to move into Northern California on Friday. The NWS forecasts a chance of showers both Friday and Saturday in the Sacramento region.

The advance forecast for the Sacramento area from the NWS:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 87. North northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light west in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Friday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Saturday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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