One more day of record or near-record warmth is forecast for Monday before temperatures start to move back toward what Sacramento normally experiences in late March.
It is early spring, after all, not early summer.
On Sunday, the record for heat on March 29 – set in 2002 – was tied at the city’s official weather station near Sacramento State when the high temperature hit 86 degrees.
At Executive Airport in south Sacramento, the high hit 84 degrees, breaking the date’s record of 83 degrees, also set in 2002.
The high on Monday is expected to reach 84 degrees, which would fall short of the record.
After Monday, high temperatures are forecast to drop into the mid-70s through the weekend. That’s still warmer than average, which for early April is about 70 degrees. .
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south-southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. South-southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North-northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 74. North-northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.