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Warming trend starting Friday after week of cold

The coldest mornings are behind us as a warming trend lifts temperatures in the Sacramento region.

Overall, temperatures are expected to near the seasonal normal after the exit of a cold air mass from Canada. The National Weather Service predicts that the Sacramento Valley is likely to have temperatures above freezing Friday morning.

Cold morning temperatures registered during the recent cold snap in Sacramento:

Dec. 5: 29 degrees

Dec. 6: 29

Dec. 7: 33

Dec. 8: 28

Dec. 9: 25

Dec. 10: 28

Dec. 11: 30

The detailed forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:

Today: Areas of frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 54. Light northwest wind.

Tonight: Patchy frost after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 35. Light and variable wind.

Friday: Patchy frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 57. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

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