Temperatures are expected to stay warm this weekend in Sacramento.
Saturday’s high temperature will hit 79 degrees, considered above average for this time of year. Temperatures in March typically hover around 67 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. No precipitation is in the forecast, at least for next week.
“There’s a high pressure ridge along the California coast, and it tends to deflect storms to the north” said Eric Kurth, weather service forecaster.
Time is running out for Sacramento and the rest of the state to make up much-needed rain. Sacramento has recorded only 7.24 inches since July, which represents 43 percent of normal. In a normal year, the city would have 16.62 inches by now, Kurth said.
Here’s the seven-day forecast:
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 49. South wind around 8 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
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