While much of the country is wearing parkas, Sacramento is experiencing shirt-sleeve afternoon warmth.
Sacramento residents in t-shirts were walking dogs and jogging through parks on Thursday as the city experienced a high of 66 degrees. That broke a high for the day of 65, which was set Jan. 2, 1940.
On Wednesday, the temperature hit 65 degrees, matching the record maximum set Jan. 1, 1887.
Friday’s high could also match the all-time maximum of 64, which was set Jan. 3, 2012. The National Weather Service predicts the high Friday will be a tad under the record: 63 degrees.
NWS forecasters say that a high pressure ridge along the west coast will continue to bring warm and dry weather through the weekend. Showers are possible Tuesday and Wednesday.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Light north northeast wind.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Light north wind becoming north northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 36. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind around 6 mph.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
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