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Sacramento area warm today with dip in temps expected this weekend

The rest of the work week in the Sacramento area will be balmy and breezy, with warmer than normal highs during the day, but the weekend will mark the return of more seasonal temperatures, and clouds at night.

Today looks to be the warmest day of the week, with sunny skies and highs near 77 degrees A slight breeze - north northwest winds 5 mph to 7 mph - in the morning will be the only reminder that it is still fall. The winds will continue into the night with a low of 46 degrees

Highs Thursday will be around 74 degrees, with the night time temperatures dropping to 44 degrees. A northwest wind 5 mph to 7 mph is expected to be active during the day and persisting into the night.

A low pressure system from Alaska will start moving into the Pacific northwest Thursday which will start flattening the high pressure ridge parked over the west coast It will likely bring near normal temperatures in this region. Friday’s high will be around 70 mph, but it may feel cooler with northwest winds blowing at 8 mph to 13 mph. The breezy conditions will also bring clouds for the night, which will remain cool at 44 degrees.

Saturday will be partly cloudy during the day, with a high near 67 - closer to seasonal - and lows dropping down to 40 degrees. Sunday will see clear skies, but the daytime temperatures will dip slightly to 66 degrees, as will the night time lows, which will only reach 39 degrees.

Another low pressure system from Canada is expected to move in on Saturday, but it will likely help rebuild the high pressure ridge over northern California, so temperatures will be returning to above normal levels at the start of the next work week.

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