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Temperatures to rise as high pressure moves into Sacramento

High pressure over the Eastern Seaboard should keep conditions dry across the Southern and Eastern United States on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. An upper-level disturbance will bring a risk of a few showers to the Great Lakes region. An abundance of showers is expected out West, although Sacramento is expected to stay dry and see temperatures rise through the week.
High pressure over the Eastern Seaboard should keep conditions dry across the Southern and Eastern United States on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. An upper-level disturbance will bring a risk of a few showers to the Great Lakes region. An abundance of showers is expected out West, although Sacramento is expected to stay dry and see temperatures rise through the week. AP

Dry and sunny weather is in the forecast for Sacramento this week, with a high pressure ridge pushing temperatures into the mid-80s by Wednesday.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high temperature of 74 degrees for Sunday. Things will continue to heat up to 84 degrees Wednesday.

“Those values are slightly above normal,” said Travis Wilson, a meteorologist with the weather service in Sacramento. “But it’s not too far above the norm.”

The average temperature for this time of year is 77 degrees, which factors in sunny and rainy days, Wilson said. No precipitation is expected for the next week.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 58. West northwest wind around 9 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. North northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

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