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Mild temperatures and dry weather forecast for Sacramento

Sacramento will continue to see mild temperatures and dry weather for the next couple of days.

Today’s high temperature is expected to hit 61 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Light winds in the afternoon will average between 10-15 mph.

“We’re quite above normal,” said weather service forecaster Eric Kurth of the unseasonably high temperatures. “It’s up 10 degrees for this time of year.”

The dry spell will continue next week, setting the capital city up for possibly the driest calendar year on record.

Sacramento has received 6.11 inches of rain so far this year, according to Kurth. The driest year recorded was 1926 when the city had 6.67 inches.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Tonight: Sunny, with a high near 61. Light north wind becoming north northwest 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 42. North northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Christmas Day: Sunny, with a high near 62.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

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