Sacramento experienced its first 80-degree day of 2017, but temperatures are expected to cool a little in the coming days.
The high on Tuesday was 83 degrees in Sacramento, where the daffodils are in full bloom and buds are pushing out leaves on trees. Tuesday’s maximum temperature did not break the record, which was 85 degrees, a mark set two years ago.
However, it was much higher than normal for mid-March. Normally, the city would have a high temperature of 67 degrees on March 14.
With partly cloudy skies, Wednesday’s high was 73 degrees, said Johnnie Powell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, and temperatures are expected to trend downward through the week.
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The weather service is predicting a quick-moving weather disturbance to move through the north state through Thursday morning. The weak weather system is expected to bring light amounts of rain to the region, mainly in the mountains and the northern Sacramento Valley.
No rain is forecast for Sacramento.