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Winds fading, temperatures rising in Sacramento

rbenton@sacbee.com

The wind gusted to 35 mph around noon at Sacramento’s Executive Airport on Wednesday, but don’t expect anything as strong as that today.

A breeze is expected to be blowing in from the north Thursday at around 7 mph. Today’s zephyr will be in contrast to the high Wednesday winds that had flags snapping and pollen flying.

While winds will diminish, temperatures are expected to be on the rise. After Wednesday’s high of 76, the maximum today is forecast to reach 82 degrees in Sacramento.

The weekend looks even warmer with highs both days predicted to be 86 degrees. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north northwest.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 49. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 51.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Tuesday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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