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While Sacramento warms back up this week, thunderstorms could loom in other parts of Northern California.
Sacramento’s high of 78 degrees in Tuesday’s forecast will jump up to 84 by Wednesday, and remain in the low- to mid-80s through the weekend.
The mountains, foothills and parts of the northern Sacramento Valley will see the possibility of afternoon or evening thunderstorms most of the week, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures in the foothills will range between the mid-70s and mid-80s, while the mountains will vary from the 50s through 70s.
Forecasters warn that isolated thunderstorms along the Sierra could bring frequent lightning, hail, heavy rain and gusty winds.
Thunderstorms already brought a downpour to Plumas County on Monday, prompting a brief weather advisory of flood risk and dime-sized hail, according to NWS. That advisory expired at 6:15 p.m. with no flood incidents reported.
Forecasts also indicate a slight chance of thunderstorms Thursday evening in Sacramento.
As noted Sunday and Monday by NWS Sacramento on Twitter, the thunderstorms seen in the mountains have traveled east to west, against the norm. This was due to counterclockwise wind flows created by a low-pressure system.
Satellite images show wispy stratus clouds pouring over the northern Sierra and Lake Tahoe on Monday, while fog left the Bay Area and entered the Central Valley.