Friday is expected to be the warmest day of a warm week in Sacramento.
Several daily high temperature records are likely to be broken or tied in the north state, according to the National Weather Service. Records in jeopardy of falling are highs of 79 degrees at Sacramento’s Executive Airport, 82 degrees in Stockton, 83 in Red Bluff and Redding and 85 in Modesto.
The official record for March 27 in Sacramento is 85 degrees, a mark set in 1923. The NWS expects that record will be tied today.
High pressure is predicted to continue to dominate across the state. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 80s through Wednesday.
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It is usually much cooler in late March. The average high for Sacramento this time of year is 68 degrees.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. West wind around 7 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 79.
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