Cloudiness over Northern California was providing mild temperatures on Tuesday in advance of cooler weather this week.
The cloud cover this morning was visible as monsoonal moisture continued to advance into the region. National Weather Service radar was picking up a few light returns, but the results are most likely signs of virga.
Virga is rain appearing to hang beneath a cloud but disappearing before it hits the ground. As of 4 a.m. no shower activity had been reported at observation stations.
However, showers and thunderstorms are predicted for Tuesday in the northern Sierra Nevada. A sprinkling is possible in Sacramento before 11 a.m.
The high on Tuesday is expected to be 95 degrees. By Friday, the weather is expected to be cooler with a high of just 89 degrees forecast for Sacramento.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday: A slight chance of sprinkles before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 95. Southwest wind around 9 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 63. South wind 9 to 13 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90. South southwest wind around 9 mph.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 61.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 63.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 65.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
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