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High-pressure system returns warm weather to Sacramento

After dropping almost two inches of rain in the last 24 hours, a rainbow photographed from the top of the Park Tower Building in Downtown Sacramento broke over the Sacramento sky Wednesday afternoon, December 3, 2014 in Sacramento.
After dropping almost two inches of rain in the last 24 hours, a rainbow photographed from the top of the Park Tower Building in Downtown Sacramento broke over the Sacramento sky Wednesday afternoon, December 3, 2014 in Sacramento. jvillegas@sacbee.com

High pressure is building over Northern California, signaling the return of warm and dry weather to the area.

Sacramento’s high Tuesday is expected to top out at 65 degrees with light northwest winds and sunny skies. The weather on Wednesday should be a repeat of Tuesday’s conditions.

On Thursday, a warm-up begins with an afternoon high temperature in the upper 60s forecast for Sacramento. Then, 70s are forecast for Friday and Saturday in Sacramento when the area is predicted to bask under temperatures 10 degrees above normal for mid-February.

The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the National Weather Service makes no mention of precipitation:

Tuesday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. North-northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tuesday night: Patchy dense fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 43. Calm wind.

Wednesday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming west-northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Patchy dense fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 45. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 47.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Saturday night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunday night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Washington’s Birthday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65.

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

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