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Cold on way to Sacramento after windy Tuesday

While Tuesday is expected to be fairly warm, the National Weather Service is cautioning Northern California residents that a quick chill is in the making.

A fast-moving cold front with a very cold air mass is moving into the state from western Canada. Low temperatures below freezing and patchy frost is possible around 4 a.m. Wednesday in Sacramento.

The upcoming cold snap has the potential to break some daily low temperature records, according to the NWS.

Until then, the weather on Tuesday is expected to be a grab bag: a few sprinkles on windshields, cloudy weather turning to sunny and gusts as high as 24 mph in Sacramento.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the weather service for the Sacramento region:

Today: Isolated showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Patchy frost after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 31. North northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Wednesday: Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday night: Widespread frost after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 27. North northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday: Widespread frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 48. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the morning.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

Friday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Sunday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Monday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54.

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