A warm week is forecast for Northern California with temperatures expected to rise 10 to 20 degrees above average for late March.
The high temperature in Sacramento is expected to hit 79 degrees on Wednesday, which is 8 degrees above normal. The area is under the influence of a high pressure system.
The warmest day in Sacramento this week is predicted to be Friday when the mercury could hit 85 degrees. If the temperature reaches 85 degrees, that would tie the record set in 1923.
It would be quite a stretch for the area to hit 90 degrees. The earliest Sacramento has had a 90-plus degree day was March 26, 1988.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. North-northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 54. Light and variable wind.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 53.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.