Tim Reese / treese@sacbee.com

Two cyclists watch an egret in a slough beside the American River Parkway bike trail as they ride near the four-mile mark on June 17, 2013. You don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy the trail, though, as a mini heat wave hits this weekend.

Break out the bike: weekend temperatures in the 80s in Sacramento

Published: Friday, Mar. 14, 2014 - 6:35 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Pump up the tires on the bike that has sat dormant all winter, pull those weeds before the ground dries to concrete consistency and generally enjoy 80-degree temperatures this weekend in Sacramento.

The National Weather Service is calling for higher-than-normal temperatures as the weather warms. The high on Saturday is predicted to rise to 79 and Sunday could have a maximum of 82.

Daytime temperatures are building Friday as Pacific Ocean high pressure builds into California, according to the NWS. The warm temperatures forecast for the weekend are not likely to break any records in Sacramento.

That’s because of a 2004 mini heat wave that featured highs from 83 to 86 degrees for a week.

Still, temperatures in the 80s before the first day of spring are uncommon. The normal high this time of year in Sacramento is 67 degrees.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 50. North northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light north in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 50. Light and variable wind.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 49.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 47.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.


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

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