Christmas Eve and Christmas day are expected to be warm and rain-free as Northern California remains under the influence of a strong high pressure system centered just off the west coast.
High temperatures in Northern California on Christmas day are forecast to run a good 10 degrees above normal for late December. The normal high for Dec. 25 in Sacramento is 51 degrees.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a maximum of 63 degrees on Christmas in Sacramento. Other Christmas day afternoon maximum temperatures predicted for the region:
Roseville, 63, Placerville 58, Kyburz, 64, Grass Valley, 62, Yuba City, 63, Woodland, 62, Jackson, 60, Blue Canyon, 59, Donner Pass, 49 and South Lake Tahoe, 49.
Today’s weather in Sacramento is forecast to be much like Christmas day: dry and sunny with a high of 63 degrees.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Christmas day: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind.