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.