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Mild weekend temperatures, cooling and rain in area by Wednesday

This graphic by the National Weather Service shows cooler temperatures and precipitation returning to Northern California by midweek.
This graphic by the National Weather Service shows cooler temperatures and precipitation returning to Northern California by midweek.

Mild temperatures and mostly clear conditions will stay in the Sacramento area this weekend and early next week, but changes are likely by Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS says Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm west-northwest winds will increase to around 5 miles per hour by the afternoon.

Tonight’s low is forecast to be 49, and patchy fog will develop in some areas after 4 a.m. on Sunday morning.

By Tuesday night, rain is possible in the Central Valley. On Wednesday, the NWS said there is a chance of showers, and possible thunderstorms. That will be accompanied by a drop in temperatures.

Wednesday’s high is forecast to be 61 degrees, with a projected Wednesday night low of 44.

Here’s the extended NWS forecast for the Sacramento area:

Sunday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. After that, sunny, with a high near 72.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm winds.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm winds.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Tuesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10 a.m.. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Thursday night: Patchy fog, with a low around 41.

Friday: Patchy morning fog giving way to mostly sunny conditions, with a high near 64.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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