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Sunny, warm days projected for Sacramento this weekend

Marie Kim, left, 8, plays with her sister Jaime, 5, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Kids Kingdom in Enterprise Park in Redding, Calif. Unseasonably warm weather embraced Shasta County Wednesday. The highs neared 80 degrees. Temperatures will continue to be in the high 70s through the weekend under clear skies.
Marie Kim, left, 8, plays with her sister Jaime, 5, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Kids Kingdom in Enterprise Park in Redding, Calif. Unseasonably warm weather embraced Shasta County Wednesday. The highs neared 80 degrees. Temperatures will continue to be in the high 70s through the weekend under clear skies. AP

Sacramento’s summery, dry spring will continue this weekend. The National Weather Service predicted a high temperature of 88 for Saturday, just off the all-time record high of 91 set in 1939.

On Friday, Sacramento Executive Airport topped out at 84 degrees, according to weather service data.

Tom Dang, a National Weather Service forecaster in Sacramento, said the high would likely reach 89 on Sunday. “We’ve got a ridge of high pressure over the area, so Sacramento itself will be dry and fairly warm. It’ll be close, but we’re not forecasting record highs.”

Dang said the mountains should get isolated showers and thunderstorms each afternoon for the next several days, due to a weak low-pressure system off the coast.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday Sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind.

Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 53. West wind around 6 mph becoming south southwest in the evening.

Monday Sunny, with a high near 85. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Wednesday A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

Wednesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

Thursday Night A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Friday A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

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