Expect more summer-like weather for the Sacramento region this week, although the mountains may get a few sprinkles toward the weekend.
Our temperatures are normally around 70 (degrees) at this time of year, but were forecasting between 80 and 83 for the upcoming week, said Drew Peterson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The main reason is that we have a high pressure trough contributing to warmer air.
North winds up to 10-15 miles per hour Sunday will also help warm up the Sacramento valley, as they will clear away the clouds, and jump start the work week with sunny skies.
Highs on Monday will top off at 81 degrees, well above the normal 72 degrees. But the low of 53 degrees is only one degree warmer than normal.
Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to stay clear, with highs near 79 degrees, and the thermometer sliding down at night to 52 degrees.
A weak system starts moving into the state Thursday, bringing cloudy skies to the Sacramento area, but no precipitation.
The mountains north of Redding, near Shasta Lake, may see some showers Thursday through Friday, but the storm will bring very little moisture.
Highs Thursday will be around 82 degrees in the capital city, cooling off to a temperate 52 degrees at night.
Friday will be still be balmy, with a daytime high of 81 and the night time low of 53.
Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high of 81 degrees.
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