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.
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.