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Cooldown in Sacramento area to begin over the weekend

This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at 1:00 AM EDT shows a cold front moving though the Pacific Northwest and bringing with it widespread light to moderate rain. An area of low pressure is slowly moving through the Central Plains and will be accompanied with cooler than average temperatures and rain. Over the remainder of the West, dry weather will be in control under an area of high pressure. Temperatures in the desert Southwest will reach the triple digits.
This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at 1:00 AM EDT shows a cold front moving though the Pacific Northwest and bringing with it widespread light to moderate rain. An area of low pressure is slowly moving through the Central Plains and will be accompanied with cooler than average temperatures and rain. Over the remainder of the West, dry weather will be in control under an area of high pressure. Temperatures in the desert Southwest will reach the triple digits. AP

Autumn technically arrived this week, but the mercury isn’t going down without a fight, until after today.

Temperatures will start dropping though, with the last of the 90-degree highs in the forecast projected for the weekend.

Then highs will drop to the mid-80s on Monday and remain at that relatively cool temperature for the rest of the week.

Except for a slight chance of showers over western Shasta County on Tuesday and Wednesday, it’s expected to be clear and sunny over the weekend and through to Thursday.

Nights are consistently cooler, with temperatures getting as low as 53 degrees next Tuesday night.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Light and variable wind.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Mariam Baksh: 916-321-1673, @MariamBaksh

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