Valley fog will reduce highway visibility on Martin Luther King Day and then diminish through the week as temperatures rise towards the 70s – with no rain in the forecast.
“We’re looking at warmer temperatures ahead,” said National Weather Service forecaster Karl Swanberg on Sunday. “Wide weather swings are not that unusual in the winter time. And we’re in that process now.”
The Sacramento region hasn’t seen significant rain since .08 inches fell on Christmas Eve. And this week, the fog that shrouded the valley on Sunday morning will dissipate amid warm weather throughout the week.
Fog is expected to reduce highway visibility to a quarter mile late Sunday night through Monday morning and then clear out. The gray skies will burn off at midday Monday as the high temperature is expected to reach 62 before dropping to a low of 43 at night.
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High temperatures are expected to continue in the low to mid-60s throughout the week before warming to the low 70s by next weekend.
“We’re looking for mostly sunny for Saturday and warm temperatures,” Swanberg said.
And after storms late last year seemingly brought a brief respite from drought conditions, no significant precipitation is looming now.
“We’re looking at extended (weather) models, and there’s nothing in the foreseeable future,” Swanberg said.
Call The Bee’s Peter Hecht, (916) 326-5539.