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Paddleboarders get some exercise as well as respite from the heat on Lake Natoma, downstream from Folsom Lake in Folsom, Calif., on Monday, June 9, 2014.

Mild temperatures ahead this week as Sacramento sticks to normal

Published: Sunday, Jun. 15, 2014 - 10:20 am
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 16, 2014 - 11:44 am

If you liked the weather this weekend, expect more of the same this coming week.

Temperatures in Sacramento will be seasonal, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 50s, thanks to a couple of weak systems moving into the area.

“It’s unusual to be around normal,” said Holly Osborne, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. “A lot of times, we’re above or below normal. But with the trough over us, we won’t see extreme temperatures.”

A low pressure trough that brought the high clouds during the weekend will linger through Wednesday. Another weak system is expected to arrive on Thursday and stick around until Saturday.

Monday will be warm, and slightly breezy, with south southwest winds blowing 8 to 10 mph during the day, and the south wind tapering off to 5 to 7 mph at night.

“We have a bit of a Delta breeze, but there’s not a lot of cooling coming in,” said Osborne. “We’ll feel it in the western portion of the Sacramento area.”

Monday’s high is expected to reach 85 degrees, just one degree shy of normal. The low is expected to drop to 57 degrees, which is seasonal for this time of year.

Tuesday will be sunny, with daytime temperatures expected to creep up to 86 degrees, but dipping back down to 60 degrees at night. The 8 mph south southwest winds will change to north northwest in the morning.

Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week, with a high of 92 degrees expected, and the evening temperatures to dip to 60 degrees.

As another weak system moves in on Thursday, temperatures will start dropping slightly, with a high of 90 degrees and a low of 58.

Friday will see the mercury dip a little more, with the daytime high of 88 degrees, and a low of 55 degrees.

Summer officially begins at 3:51 a.m. Saturday, but the high that day will be 88 degrees, still one degree below normal.

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

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