Wednesday to bring more warmth

Published: Sunday, May. 4, 2014 - 11:18 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Enjoy the cool weather while you can, because it will warm up again come Wednesday.

A low pressure system moving over northern California at the start of the work week may bring some showers to Sacramento Tuesday, but the chance of rain is only 20 percent.

“We’re not going to get much rain out of this system,” said Karl Swanberg, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. “The main thing is we have cool temperatures through the middle of the week.”

Monday will be the coolest day this week, with a high of 72 degrees, slightly below the normal 78 degrees for this time of year. The cloudy skies will also mean that the night time temperatures will be 52 degrees, which is exactly normal.

Tuesday will see a 20 percent chance of rain in Sacramento, but it is unlikely that any moisture will stick around. The thermometer will top off at 75 degrees during the day, and sliding down to 51 degrees at night.

The Sierra Nevada mountains will likely get the most moisture out of the weak system moving through, with 20 percent chance of rain on Monday and 50 percent on Tuesday. Up to a quarter of an inch of precipitation is expected for the higher elevations from this storm.

May is typically a fairly dry month for Sacramento, with only 0.68 inches of precipitation. Unfortunately, the region needs the rain, as only 10.34 inches of moisture has been recorded since July 1. By this time, Sacramento should have posted 19.42 inches, so the city is at 53 percent of average rainfall.

Wednesday will mark the return of sunny skies and above normal temperatures in the capital city. The high is expected to reach 80 degrees, and the low only to 53 degrees.

Thursday in Sacramento will be even warmer, with the daytime temperatures peaking at 83 degrees, and the night readings dropping down to 56 degrees.

The work week will end on a warm note, with a high of 85 expected on Friday, and the low to be 57 degrees.

Saturday’s temperatures will seem more like summer, with a mercury reading expected to reach 88 degrees during the day.

Call The Bee’s Tillie Fong, (916) 321-1006.

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