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This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday shows a ridge of high pressure over the western United States. This is creating areas of clear skies and pleasant weather throughout the Western Coast.

Sunny weather predicted for Sacramento today; rain possible next week

Published: Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am

Warm weather is in the forecast for Sacramento this weekend, but rain could be on the horizon next week.

Temperatures today will push into 80-degree territory, according to the National Weather Service.

“Officially, it’s 78, but we could easily hit 80 degrees,” said Johnnie Powell, a weather service forecaster.

The sunny streak is expected to remain through Monday. On Tuesday, a small storm is expected to move into the region, bringing a 30 percent chance of precipitation.

“It’s not a big storm by any means,” Powell said. “But when you’ve got a drought, a chance of rain is a chance of rain.”

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78. West northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 50. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

Tuesday night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 52.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

Wednesday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Friday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Click here for interactive weather information.


Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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