Christmas Eve and Christmas day are expected to be warm and rain-free as Northern California remains under the influence of a strong high pressure system centered just off the west coast.
High temperatures in Northern California on Christmas day are forecast to run a good 10 degrees above normal for late December. The normal high for Dec. 25 in Sacramento is 51 degrees.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a maximum of 63 degrees on Christmas in Sacramento. Other Christmas day afternoon maximum temperatures predicted for the region:
Roseville, 63, Placerville 58, Kyburz, 64, Grass Valley, 62, Yuba City, 63, Woodland, 62, Jackson, 60, Blue Canyon, 59, Donner Pass, 49 and South Lake Tahoe, 49.
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Today’s weather in Sacramento is forecast to be much like Christmas day: dry and sunny with a high of 63 degrees.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Today: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Light north wind.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light north northwest wind.
Tuesday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 38. Light and variable wind.
Christmas day: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 61.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.