Sacramento will get a preview of spring this week, with highs expected in the low 70s by Thursday.
The high in downtown Sacramento on Tuesday was 60 degrees, after an overnight low of 39 degrees, said Chris Hintz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Warmer days are ahead, with highs 5 to 10 degrees above the average of 64 degrees for this time of year, Hintz said. A high of 69 is forecast for Wednesday, followed by temperatures topping out in the low 70s through Sunday.
The next chance of rain isn’t expected until Monday night.
The coming days also should be favorable for skiers and people traveling through the Sierra.
Partly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 40s are forecast Wednesday for Truckee and South Lake Tahoe. Fair weather is expected through the weekend with highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s, an overnight lows in the mid- to upper 20s. A slight chance of showers is forecast for Monday.