Unseasonably warm weather is expected to continue through the holiday weekend in the Sacramento area, including the possibility of record high temperatures.
Temperatures will peak Sunday with a high around 76 degrees in Sacramento and 79 Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Similar temperatures are expected throughout the valley, along with a high of 52 in the Tahoe area.
“A few records may be threatened on Sunday from around Sacramento southward,” according to the service’s forecast.
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The record high at Sacramento Executive Airport for Sunday was 74 degrees in 2015. The record high in the same location for Monday was 76 in 1977.
Cooler weather is expected to return to the area around Wednesday.
SEVEN-DAY FORECAST FOR SACRAMENTO AREA
Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows 36 to 51.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain. Highs 69 to 76.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, lows 37 to 52.
Presidents’ Day: Mostly sunny, highs of 72 to 79.
President’s Day night: Mostly clear, 36 to 52.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with highs of 61 to 75.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with lows of 38 to 53.
Wednesday: Cloudy with chance of rain. Highs of 49 to 64.
Wednesday night: Rain with lows of 33 to 48.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Highs of 39 to 54.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Lows of 33 to 48.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. Highs of 43 to 58.
Source: National Weather Service