Warming temperatures begin today as a high pressure system influences the weather in the Sacramento region.
The building ridge of high pressure is forecast to bring temperatures at right around normal for early February. However, as the days progress, the daytime maximums are predicted to be higher.
Daytime highs on Saturday are expected to be several degrees above normal. On Super Bowl Sunday the forecast calls for fair skies and daytime highs about 10 degrees above normal in the Sacramento area.
Look for even more of a warm-up early next week. The forecast for Tuesday is 72 balmy degrees in Sacramento.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the National Weather Service:
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind.
Friday night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.
Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 67.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 46.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 46.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 47.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69.