Is this March or May? That’s the question asked by the National Weather Service after comparing temperatures forecast for Wednesday with those normally experienced in May.
They are pretty much the same.
A warm air mass over Northern California is predicted to bring high temperatures that are 10 or more degrees above normal for March 18. That will put daytime maximum temperatures near what is normally experienced in early May, according to the NWS forecasters.
Forecast highs for today compared with average highs for May 5:
▪ Sacramento: 76 degrees today/78 normally on May 5
▪ Woodland: 76/79
▪ Roseville: 74/79
▪ Auburn: 70/73
▪ Placerville: 68/73
▪ Grass Valley: 69/69
▪ Yuba City: 76/80
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming north-northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west-northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West-southwest wind around 6 mph becoming south-southeast in the evening.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind around 7 mph.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Monday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
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