Today’s maximum temperature is expected to come close to a record as a high pressure system again influences weather in the Sacramento region.
The high on Sunday in Sacramento was 77 degrees. Monday’s high is expected to be 78.
The record for March 9 was set in 2004 when the mercury hit 81 degrees. Normal for the date is only 66 degrees.
The late-winter warmth should fade some beginning Tuesday when a weak storm system moves into Northern California. A chance of showers is forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday.
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Rainfall amounts are expected to be less than two-tenths of an inch in the Central Valley – less than a tenth in the Sacramento region. Dry weather returns to Northern California on Thursday.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the National Weather Service:
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tuesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
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