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This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, May 3, 2014, shows abundant sunshine over most of the Southwest, but a narrow band of clouds was accompanying a weak cold front into the area. Meanwhile, weakening low pressure was found to the west of Vancouver Island, with a large swirl of shallow clouds in place over the northeast Pacific. Showers were overspreading the Northwest and northern Rockies, and some snow was even found in the mountains and just north of the border.

Winds bring cooler temperatures to Sacramento region

Published: Saturday, May. 3, 2014 - 12:04 pm

A transition from warmer to cooler temperature is forecast for the Sacramento region by way of a weather pattern that is bringing robust breezes to the area, said Karl Swanberg, forecaster with the National Weather Service.

Saturday temperatures are 10 degrees cooler than at the same time on Friday, with the today’s forecast calling for a high of 81 degrees. Cloud cover is expected to bring slightly cooler weather on Sunday, with a high of 77. Lows will be in the mid-50s for both days.

“We had a fairly hot spell and now we’re transitioning back to normal, and will end up part of next week below normal,” said Swanberg.

The cooling temperature trend is expected to continue. “As we get into the early part of the work week we’re looking at highs in the mid-70s,” said Swanberg.

The current weather pattern is bringing atypical morning and afternoon gusts to the region. The winds are due to continue. “What we’re getting now is a fairly decent Delta breeze, actually,” said Swanberg.

He said current winds, which are forecast to gust between 10 and 15 mph Saturday, will bring gusts of up to 25 mph Saturday evening. The winds are driven by a trough entering the region – and not the typical summertime Delta breeze gusts, which are created when warm air rises and cooler air moves in under it and travels inward from the Delta.

No rain is forecast, with the region expected to be dry through next Friday, including the Sierra.

Swanberg said the closest the region will see to a chance of rain will be the scattered showers that are forecast for the northern part of the state, around Redding, for Monday and Tuesday.

Here’s the NWS seven-day forecast:

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 83. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 53. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 70 to 78. Southwest winds to around 10 mph.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 55. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Highs 67 to 74. Southwest winds to around 10 mph.

Monday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 51.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 67 to 75.

Tuesday night through Wednesday night: Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 52. Highs 70 to 80.

Thursday and Thursday night: Mostly clear. Highs 78 to 84. Lows 46 to 54.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 82 to 90.

Get an interactive forecast, other weather information here.

Call The Bee’s Edward Ortiz, (916) 321-1071. Follow him on Twitter @edwardortiz.

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