Lezlie Sterling / lsterling@sacbee.com

Georgina Glimore stops to take a photograph with her cellphone of a tumbleweed as dozens fly across C Street near the railroad tracks during high wind gusts in the Capital City, Tuesday, February 8, 2011. The winds pick up today as well, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Calm before the wind in Sacramento: gusts to 21 mph in afternoon

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 - 6:33 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Sacramento’s weather on Wednesday is expected to repeat, except for one thing: lots of wind.

The temperature is forecast to be 83 degrees, the same as Tuesday. Skies are also predicted to be clear, ditto from the day before.

However, the National Weather Service is predicting that calm conditions of 24 hours earlier just won’t happen. The weather service is forecasting light north winds in the morning to ramp up as the day goes along.

The strongest gusts are expected to occur between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

NWS forecast for wind gusts on Wednesday:

Sacramento: 21 mph

Roseville: 16

Yuba City: 21

Placerville: 13

Lodi: 17

Jackson: 14

Kyburz: 14

Donner Pass: 9

Fairfield: 26

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

Today: Sunny, with a high near 83. Light north wind becoming north northwest 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

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

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

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

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

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

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.


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

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