Batten down the hatches because winds are expected to rev up Thursday with gusts predicted to blow at 40 mph in the Sacramento region.
Winds are forecast to begin late Wednesday night and remain steady at around 25 mph on Thursday in Sacramento. Winds are expected to taper Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.
After a chance of sprinkles Wednesday morning, the lead-up to Christmas looks dry. The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS: