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‘Classic’ fall weather settles into Sacramento region

This NOAA satellite image shows a vast area of clear skies over California and the Pacific Northwest. Conditions are expected to be fair and pleasant for the next few days.
This NOAA satellite image shows a vast area of clear skies over California and the Pacific Northwest. Conditions are expected to be fair and pleasant for the next few days. Associated Press

For those who can overcome the seasonal time change and set aside fretting about about the drought for a while, it’s time to enjoy some pleasant fall weather.

The Sacramento region can expect comfortable fall temperatures with highs in the upper 60s to mid-70s this week, with mild, cool breezes at night.

“It’s classic fall weather for this region,” said National Weather Service forecaster Johnnie Powell in Sacramento.

Powell said the mild weather conditions are expected to continue for at least two weeks, with no rainfall expected before the official start of the rainy season on Nov. 15. That may not be good news for a drought-affected region, whose rainfall to date is less than two-thirds of normal. But, then again, it’s nice outside.

“It’s going to be dry for a couple of weeks,” Powell said. “During the mid-week, we’ll be in the mid-70s, about five degrees above normal. All I can say is get out and enjoy it.”

The Sacramento region is expected to have a mostly sunny day Monday, with a high temperature of 69 degrees, with light winds dropping nighttime lows to 47 to 53 degrees. Tuesday will bring partly cloudy skies and a high temperature of 72. The high temperature is expected to reach 76 degrees on Wednesday, with lows of 49 to 57 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

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