The Sacramento area will continue its warm streak, the National Weather Service predicts.
Temperatures Saturday got off to a chilly start, but the region should heat up by noon. Todays high in downtown Sacramento is expected to reach 63 degrees.
The capital city is set to break a long-running record temperature of 61 degrees, set in 1877, on Monday, according to the weather service.
Traditionally, thats been a very cold day for us because of the fog and rain, said weather service forecaster Johnnie Powell. This lets you know how warm this stretch has been. Weve already broken two record highs since Christmas Eve.
The region will likely end the year with more dry weather.
This is a very dry fall and early start to winter, Powell said.
Heres the seven-day forecast:
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Light northwest wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Saturday night: Patchy frost after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 39. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday: Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Light east wind.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
New Years Day: Sunny, with a high near 64.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
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