Sacramento area winds dying down, temps creeping up

After a couple of blustery days, the winds are finally going to die down today in the Sacramento area.

“We have a little bit of northwest wind, about 10 mph and gusts up to 20 mph, but nothing like yesterday,” said George Cline, forecast meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

Gusts up to 36 mph were reported at Sacramento International Airport Monday, but the winds were the greatest further west - 47 mph in Fairfield and 38 mph in Davis.

Temperatures will start creeping up the next few days, with today’s high reaching 72 degrees and Wednesday getting up to 73 degrees.

Thursday will see clouds moving in, but is expected to be the warmest day of the week, with a high of 76 degrees. Sacramento is expected to stay dry, as a weak storm system moves slightly north, bringing rain to the northern Sacramento valley and the mountains.

The storm does start cooling off temperatures on Friday, when the high will only reach 71 degrees. The weekend will be cool - 70 degrees on Saturday and 69 on Sunday.

Veterans Day (Monday) will see the thermometer reading dip down to 65 degrees, slightly cooler than the normal 69 degrees for this time of year.

Lows will be in the mid-40s all this week. The normal low is 48 degrees in downtown Sacramento.