Brrrrrrr. It is cold this morning with the mercury dipping to 33 degrees at Sacramento Executive Airport in south Sacramento at 6 a.m.
While temperatures began to rise with the sun, it was still only 36 degrees an hour later. Tuesday is eventually expected to warm to 64 degrees in Sacramento.
The next few days are also expected to have chilly nights, but not nearly as cold as last night. More like the 40s instead of the 30s.
Then, on Friday, a change in the weather ushers in showers, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation amounts are expected to be light with the predicted system but travel in the Sierra Nevada could still be dicey.
The NWS said that because the system will be colder than other weather fronts this season, snow levels will start out at the 5,000-feet elevation, but possibly drop as low as 3,500-feet by Saturday.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Tuesday: Patchy frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 64. North-northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 40. Light southeast wind.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
Friday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Saturday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.