The Sacramento area continues in an extended period of rainless days and cold, clear nights.
The high New Years Day is expected to hit the mid-50s in the Sacramento region. Once the sun sets, temperatures will drop at least 20 degrees.
The low early Friday morning is expected to be at freezing or below in the Sacramento area. Over the weekend, mornings should be above freezing in the Sacramento area, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday morning lows projected by the NWS:
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Sacramento: 32 degrees
San Francisco: 41
Yuba City: 33
Grass Valley: 30
South Lake Tahoe: 8
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
New Year's Day: Sunny, with a high near 55. Light south wind.
Tonight: Areas of frost after 11pm. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 32. Calm wind.
Friday: Areas of frost before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Sunday night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Monday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Monday night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Tuesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
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