Jose Luis Villegas / jvillegas@sacbee.com

A view the Tower Bridge from West Sacramento as clouds make there way east on Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014.

Slight chance of sprinkles in Sacramento before heat arrives

Published: Tuesday, May. 20, 2014 - 6:29 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

The threat of a few sprinkles remains in the cooler-than-normal forecast for the Sacramento region on Tuesday - but warmer and drier conditions are predicted for later this week.

A low pressure system over the Bay area early this morning is expected to shift eastward into Nevada over the next 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service. The threat of a few showers will continue over much of Northern California on Tuesday.

Skies are predicted to be clear starting Wednesday and continue that way through the weekend.

The high Tuesday in Sacramento is only expected to get up to 76 degrees, which is a half dozen degrees below normal for May 20. This month’s temperatures have been a roller coaster of cool-warm-hot readings.

As the week goes by, temperatures will rise well above normal. Sunday’s expected high is 93 degrees, 17 degrees warmer than what Sacramento is forecast to have this afternoon.

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

Tuesday: Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South southeast wind around 7 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West southwest wind around 7 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. West northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south in the evening.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Memorial Day: Sunny, with a high near 89.


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

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