The new year continued mild and sunny Friday, as Sacramento, for the second day in a row, set new temperature records.
Executive Airport and downtown Sacramento topped out at 66 degrees, breaking the previous record of 64 degrees for Jan. 3, set in 2012, said Drew Peterson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
A new record also was set in Red Bluff, which had a high of 69 degrees, a degree above the old record set in 1999.
Daytime highs in the low to mid-60s are forecast for the Sacramento area through Monday.
A system expected to move into the area on Tuesday will bring a slight chance of rain, and the cloud cover likely will result in cooler days and warmer nights, Peterson said.
In the Lake Tahoe area, a sunny, dry weekend is forecast, with daytime highs in the low to upper 40s and overnight lows in the teens to mid-20s.
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