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A devil of a Halloween forecast for Sacramento

Pumpkins are-a-plenty at the Amador Flower Farm pumpkin patch and corn maze on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif.
Pumpkins are-a-plenty at the Amador Flower Farm pumpkin patch and corn maze on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif. rpench@sacbee.com

Clear skies early in the week, accompanied by warming temperatures, are expected to be replaced on Halloween by showers.

The National Weather Service said Tuesday morning’s chilly temperatures will lead to a high of 75 degrees in the afternoon. Temperatures are forecast to warm to 79 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday in Sacramento.

Then, the most eventful weather of the week occurs on Friday when trick-or-treaters could very well get a little wet. Computer models indicate that a frontal system with rain is likely to move inland on Friday with showers continuing Friday night and Saturday.

Moderate amounts of precipitation, gusty winds and snowfall at the higher elevations of the Sierra are possible.

The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Light north wind.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north-northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Light and variable wind.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light south wind.

Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of rain after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Friday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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