Blustery gusts were whipping flags and moving around the leaves of trees in Sacramento as wind speeds picked up as the day went along.
The National Weather Service early-on Friday predicted afternoon winds would blow at about 20 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph in Sacramento. That’s the way it was headed around noon.
A gust of 31 mph was reported at 11:53 a.m. at Sacramento’s Executive Airport. At the same time a gust of 30 mph was recorded at Sacramento International Airport.
The afternoon was expected to be more windy than the morning. Winds were expected to decrease through the evening.
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Over the weekend, gentle breezes are forecast to go along with temperatures around 80 degrees both days in the Sacramento region.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento area from the weather service:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 51. North northwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. North northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 53. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 56.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87.