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Warm, dry weather for Sacramento through Presidents’ Day

Afternoon highs in the 70s are forecast for Sacramento through Presidents Day as a persistent high pressure ridge stays parked over the western part of the country.

A high of 72 degrees is forecast for Friday, which is 11 degrees above normal for Feb. 13. Valentine’s Day should be clear for delivery of bouquets of roses, with sunny skies and calm winds forecast.

The National Weather Service predicts that storm clouds will stay away from the area at least through Thursday. The Sacramento region is again in a dry spell.

Total rainfall for February stands at 2.28 inches of rain. Rainfall total for the season is 11.57 inches.

Friday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 10 p.m. Otherwise sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind around 5 mph, becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 71. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday night: Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46.

Presidents day: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Monday night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

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

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

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

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

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

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