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Warm, dry afternoons for Sacramento region

Above normal temperatures are forecast through Thursday in Northern California.

The high pressure ridge over the west coast has consistently delivered temperatures around 60 degrees in the Sacramento region, which is nearly 10 degrees above normal for early January.

Warm temperatures and fair skies are expected to continue this weekend. Today’s weather will be more of the same.

Forecast highs for Friday with departure from normal:

Sacramento: 61 degrees, 8 degrees above normal

Redding: 63, 9 degrees above normal

Red Bluff: 62, 8 degrees above normal

Stockton: 60, 7 degrees above normal

Grass Valley: 62, 10 degrees above normal

Oroville: 61, 8 degrees above normal

Marysville: 61, 8 degrees above normal

Jackson: 59, 4 degrees above normal

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

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Calm wind.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 41.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 61.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 41.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 60.

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

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