Sunny, warm weather due this week

Published: Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014 - 11:10 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Bright, sunny skies this week will bring warmer than normal temperatures to Sacramento.

The warmest days will be at the start of the work week, with the high on Monday expected to reach 84 degrees, and dropping down to 50 degrees.

Tuesday will be even warmer, with the mercury reading to shoot up to 86 degrees, but then dipping down to 54 degrees at night.

“We got a ridge of high pressure, which will bring pretty warm temperatures, but not record breaking,” said Tom Dang, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

The record high for Monday and Tuesday is 91 degrees, both set in 1989.

“We had a warm stretch back then, but we will still remain above normal,” said Dang.

The normal high for this time of year is 70 degrees, with the normal low hovering around 48 degrees.

Wednesday will still be toasty, with daytime temperatures to hit 84 degrees, and night cooling down to 55 degrees.

It won’t be as warm on Thursday, with the mercury topping off at 79 degrees, and the low to return to the normal 48 degrees.

Friday will be a repeat of Thursday, although the night time temperature will creep up by one degree.

Saturday looks to be slightly warmer, with a high of 80 degrees expected.

The balmy weather for this week will probably hold for most of this month.

“The outlook for April as a whole is for above normal temperatures,” said Dang. “The longer range patterns show that it will get warmer.”

Despite the adage of April showers bringing May flowers, the month is usually dry for Sacramento.

“We’re getting into the stretch of the year when low pressure systems are fewer and far between,” said Dang. “We’re not counting on much precipitation even if it weren’t for the drought.”

Call The Bee’s Tillie Fong, (916) 321-1006.

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