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Hot, dry and windy: Sacramento’s first 90-degree day of 2019 expected this week

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Fly over Table Mountain in Butte County for an amazing look at our very own superbloom in the Sacramento Valley. Drone video shot and edited by John Hannon.
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Fly over Table Mountain in Butte County for an amazing look at our very own superbloom in the Sacramento Valley. Drone video shot and edited by John Hannon.

After a mild Easter Sunday, the weekend cooldown is over. A high-pressure system will bring more warm, dry weather to interior Northern California all week.

Sacramento’s high temperature is expected to hit 90 degrees for this first time in 2019 this Wednesday, which would be 15 degrees above the daily average. The all-time record for April 24 in Sacramento is 94 degrees, set in 1946, according to National Weather Service records.

Highs will be near 89 degrees Tuesday and Thursday, and in the mid-80s Monday and Friday of this week, forecasts show. Those temperatures are all about 10 to 15 degrees above normal for late April.

Monday saw windy weather throughout Northern California, according to NWS, with gusts reaching nearly 25 mph in Sacramento.

Sunny skies are expected all week.

NWS Sacramento on Twitter has warned that area rivers and lakes are still very cold despite the hot weather, presenting hypothermia risks particularly in the foothills and mountains.

“Watch your children, wear a life vest and watch for signs of hypothermia,” the tweet advised.

With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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