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Record-breaking highs possible in Sacramento area on Saturday

A complete rainbow arcs over downtown Fresno as seen in this iPhone panorama Wednesday, March 26, 2014. But this weekend, the skies will be sunny and temperatures warm.
A complete rainbow arcs over downtown Fresno as seen in this iPhone panorama Wednesday, March 26, 2014. But this weekend, the skies will be sunny and temperatures warm. Fresno Bee Staff Photo

Friday looks warm and sunny leading in to a weekend with increasing temperatures. Saturday has the potential for a record-breaking high near 71 in Sacramento, continuing a trend of near-record temperatures in the area the last couple days.

Super Bowl Sunday is forecast to also be warm, with a high near 63 and more clouds in the sky.

Far Northern California might be looking at some long-awaited rain on Monday or Tuesday, with Sacramento possibly getting its share in about a week.

Rainfall total for the season stands at 9.29 inches, which is 87 percent of normal.

The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region form the National Weather Service:

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. Light north northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71. North northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday night: Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 41. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 63. Light south southeast wind.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Call The Bee’s Ellen Garrison at (916) 321-1006

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