While Thursday will be warm with a high of 72 degrees forecast for Sacramento, baseball fans should bring a sweater or light jacket to the opening game of the River Cats minor league baseball team season.
The Cats begin their 2015 season Thursday, hosting the Salt Lake Bees at 7:05 p.m. at Raley Field. Hall of Fame first baseman Orlando Cepeda, a former San Francisco Giants player, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch.
Once the sun sets about a half-hour after the umpire yells “Play ball,” temperatures will begin a slow decline. The low tonight in West Sacramento is expected to eventually dip into the mid-40s.
The fine weather that fans will enjoy tonight is expected to last through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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While the high on Wednesday only reached 64 degrees, Saturday and Sunday are forecast to have maximum high temperature of 76 degrees.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming west-northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Light and variable wind becoming west-southwest 5 to 7 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. South-southwest wind around 6 mph becoming west-northwest in the morning.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
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