The advent of spring Friday will be marked by sunny skies as forecasters predict three days of dry weather before a weak weather system Sunday night that could bring light showers to Sacramento.
A high-pressure system is still holding forth in Northern California, stopping any late-season storms. The weather conditions are also producing temperatures well above normal.
Sacramento had a high temperature of 83 degrees on Thursday, a mark that is 16 degrees above normal for March 19. Today’s high is expected to be cooler, coming in at around 76 degrees.
The weekend should be perfect for outdoor activities, with highs in the 70s forecast for both days. An approaching weather system won’t arrive until Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters from the NWS predict light showers Sunday night and Monday. Predicted rain accumulations:
Sacramento: 0.15 of an inch
Grass Valley: 0.53
Yuba City: 0.19
South Lake Tahoe: 0.24
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South southwest wind around 8 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming southwest in the morning.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 7 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
Monday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
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