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Mild, dry Friday and weekend in Sacramento

The National Weather Service is forecasting dry weather with cool nights and mild afternoon temperatures for the Sacramento region on Friday and over the weekend.

The weather service is also calling for a warming trend this weekend and into early next week that could raise temperatures from five to 15 degrees above normal for some Northern California locations.

Fog is not predicted to be a big concern, although some patchy, shallow fog may develop over the weekend near waterways and flooded rice fields. The fields around Sacramento International Airport, and the adjacent Interstate 5, are usually magnets for patchy ground fog, the weather service notes.

The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS has nary a whisper of rain:

Today: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Patchy frost before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Patchy frost after 4 a.m. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 37. North wind around 6 mph.

Saturday: Patchy frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Calm wind.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 40.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

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