Daytime highs will drop into the 70s as the Sacramento eases into autumn near the end of this week.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 73 degrees on Thursday and around 78 when fall arrives on Friday. Temperatures are projected to warm back up to near 90 by next Sunday, however.
The NWS forecasts today’s high at 81 degrees, with southeast winds of 5 to 11 miles per hour.
Tonight’s low will drop to around 58 degrees, with southwest winds of 9 to 14 miles per hour, gusting as high as 18 mph in the evening. Winds are expected to become light and variable after midnight.
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Here’s the NWS extended forecast for the Sacramento area:
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm winds increasing to 5 to 9 mph from the north-northwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northwest winds 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South-southwest winds 5 to 11 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88.