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Hot weekend in store for Sacramento as temps build

Published: Wednesday, May. 21, 2014 - 6:17 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

A warming trend commencing Wednesday won’t abate until Monday when temperatures will start heading down again on Memorial Day.

The high on Wednesday is expected to be 85 degrees in Sacramento. Temperatures peak on the weekend when the afternoon high will be about 10 degrees hotter.

The high pressure system currently building over Northern California will also bring high temperatures in the 70s and 80s in the mountains this weekend.

While Memorial Day will still be hot in Sacramento – a projected 90 degrees – a cooling trend starts on Monday with a low pressure system setting up over the Pacific Northwest.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for Sacramento:

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind around 8 mph becoming south in the evening.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the morning.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Memorial Day: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85.


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

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