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Unseasonably warm weather for Sacramento

The National Weather Service is forecasting very warm temperatures – but not rain.

A ridge of high pressure is expected to build over the region from Wednesday through Friday. Some spots could warm into the 70s by Friday, according to the NWS.

At this juncture, according to forecasters, it does not look like the ridge will be strong enough to break many records for maximum temperatures during the weekend, but it will be plenty warm for late January.

Instead of spring bulbs sitting dormant in the ground, the warmth could prompt some to start sprouting. Records for Saturday and Sunday are 76/78 for Redding, 78/78 in Sacramento and 74/72 in Stockton.

The normal high in Sacramento in late January is around 55 degrees.

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

Tuesday: A chance of drizzle before 10 a.m. Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy through midmorning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 59. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Calm wind.

Wednesday: Widespread haze after 10 a.m. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 59. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday night: Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 42. Light and variable wind.

Thursday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

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

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