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.
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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