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An elderberry spawns its new leaves at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Ancil Hoffman Park.

String of 80-degree days bring out blooms and butterflies in Sacramento

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 - 6:44 am

A high pressure system over the western United States is bringing flower-blooming weather to the Sacramento region.

No rain is in sight as fruit trees and rose bushes bud out throughout the valley. The string of upcoming 80-degree days is perfect for the elderberry bushes to leaf out and butterflies to flit between packs of hunched-over bicyclists along the American River.

Mostly sunny skies are forecast for Wednesday in the Sacramento region. A high of 84 degrees is expected by National Weather Service forecasters.

Only minor changes in temperature are expected Thursday into Saturday as a low pressure system draws closer. Temperatures in the 80s are predicted through the weekend.

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

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.


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

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