Winds and pollen count are expected to be high on Friday as conditions repeat from the day before.
A gust of 36 mph was registered Thursday at Sacramento’s Executive Airport as north winds buffeted the valley. The winds mixed pollen in the air, adding to the woes of allergy suffers.
The website Pollen.com noted that Sacramento had a pollen reading of 10.5 on Thursday. A count of 11.3 is predicted for today.
Both readings are in the high category. The top sources for the pollen in the air are coming from oak, alder and juniper trees and shrubs.
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Look for gusts as high as 37 mph in Sacramento on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. NWS forecasters predict that winds will lessen on the weekend, but temperatures will rise.
The high temperature on Saturday and Sunday is predicted to be around 77 degrees, which is nearly 10 degrees above normal for early April in Sacramento.
The next chance for precipitation is a week away, according to forecasters. The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a north-northwest wind 16 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a north-northwest wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 77. North-northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North-northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunny, with a high near 75.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.