While Monday and Tuesday are expected to have about normal temperatures, Wednesday will see a rapid warm-up in the Sacramento region.
Today’s high is expected to be 71 degrees, which is normal for March 23. Showers are possible before 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The high on Tuesday is expected be 72 degrees. Then, high pressure is forecast to build over the region, leading to a high of 80 degrees in Sacramento on Wednesday.
The weak system that moved through Northern California Sunday night resulted in light snowfall at the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. In the Sacramento Valley, rainfall amounts varied from a half inch in Redding to a few drops in Sacramento.
0.08 in Elk Grove
0.04 in Rancho Cordova
0.16 in Newcastle
0.04 in Rio Linda
0.14 at Folsom Lake
0.08 in Fair Oaks
0.15 in Auburn
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Monday: Isolated showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind around 6 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. North northwest wind around 7 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80. North northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 51.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 52.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
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