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A week of sunny weather ahead for Sacramento

Kathleen Shields soaks up some sunshine with 2-year-old James Malarkey in Sacramento’s McKinley Park as temps rise on March 12, 2013. A warm-up near 70 is expected for Sacramento in the coming days.
Kathleen Shields soaks up some sunshine with 2-year-old James Malarkey in Sacramento’s McKinley Park as temps rise on March 12, 2013. A warm-up near 70 is expected for Sacramento in the coming days. Sacramento Bee file

The National Weather Service is calling for sunny weather for the next seven days.

A high pressure system is firmly in place over Northern California, preventing the approach of any wet weather. Sacramento’s seasonal rainfall total stands at 11.57 inches, which is 94 percent of normal for mid-February.

So far this month, 2.28 inches of rain has been registered in Sacramento. February normally receives an average of 3.69 inches of precipitation.

Along with the dry conditions, Sacramento will continue to see abnormally warm weather for winter. By Friday, the afternoon high could reach into the 70s.

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

Wednesday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday night: Patchy dense fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind.

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

Thursday night: Patchy dense fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46. Light and variable wind.

Friday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind.

Friday night: Patchy dense fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Saturday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 70.

Saturday night: Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 69.

Sunday night: Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 47.

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

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

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

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

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