Manny Crisostomo / mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Cloud patterns over the Sacramento downtown skyline early Monday morning in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday, March 10, 2014. A weak, warm storm that is dampening the commute to work, cleared by mid-morning in Sacramento.

After morning showers: First 80-degree reading on Sunday in Sacramento?

Published: Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 - 8:43 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

A weak, warm storm that is dampening the commute to work, should clear by mid-morning in Sacramento.

The precipitation is expected to end in the northern part of the valley by 7 a.m., in Sacramento around 9 or 10 a.m. and in the northern Sierra Nevada by early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

After the showers taper off across Northern California, high pressure will bring a return of dry weather, along with spring-like temperatures. Today’s high in Sacramento is forecast to be 71 degrees.

Looking far ahead to Sunday, the NWS forecasts the first 80-degree day of the year. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS:

Today: Showers likely before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 44. North wind 6 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Light north wind.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 46.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 50.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 52.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.


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

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