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Sacramento gets a breezy Tuesday before warm weather returns to start May

Just watching all that water come down at Burney Falls will cool you off

See beautiful shots of Burney Falls in McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park shot as temperatures rise in Northern California.
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See beautiful shots of Burney Falls in McArthur–Burney Falls Memorial State Park shot as temperatures rise in Northern California.

It won’t reach 90 degrees this week, but temperatures will warm back up a few degrees above normal to start May after a cooler, breezy Tuesday closes out April.

Cloudy skies and breezy winds were observed Tuesday morning in Sacramento. National Weather Service reported southerly breezes as high as 28 mph near Sacramento International Airport. The city itself could see gusts up to 21 mph Tuesday, according to NWS forecasts.

Sacramento is expected to hit a high temperature of 72 degrees Tuesday before jumping up to 80 Wednesday and 82 or 83 the rest of the week, forecasts show.

That’s not quite as remarkable as last week’s warm spell, in which Sacramento hit the low 90s by midweek and some Northern and Central California cities set daily records. But highs near 83 are still a bit unseasonably warm for Sacramento, with the average daily temperatures for the first five days of May recorded at 77 or 78.

Farther north, overnight showers and small isolated thunderstorms developed in parts of Shasta County, east of Redding. NWS says showers will be possible Tuesday throughout the northern Sierra and the foothills.

If the 80s are too warm for your taste, the Tahoe area will be much cooler all week, with a high of 44 and a chance of showers in the South Lake Tahoe forecast for Tuesday. After that, high temperatures will rise back up to the low 60s by Thursday and into the start of the weekend, NWS predicts.

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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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