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Sacramento’s cooler while mountains could be thundering

Thunder and lightning could rock the Sierra Tuesday afternoon
Thunder and lightning could rock the Sierra Tuesday afternoon National Weather Service

While Sacramento’s weather will be marvelous, trending cooler with a Delta breeze, unstable conditions are predicted for the Sierra Nevada.

The National Weather Service predicts thunderstorms will continue to shake the higher terrain of Northern California during the afternoons and evenings for the rest of the week. Spring campers are warned that they could experience lightning, hail, gusty winds and spates of heavy rain.

Down in Sacramento, the skies will be partly sunny Tuesday with a very pleasant maximum temperature of 74 degrees, according to government weather forecasters. A stronger onshore flow of cool air is in the offing, a meteorological occurrence that was reflected in a strong Delta breeze Tuesday morning.

Winds before sun-up were gusting over 35 mph at Travis Air Force Base and temperatures were cooler through much of the Sacramento Valley compared to 24 hours earlier, according to the NWS.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind around 7 mph becoming south southeast in the morning.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

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

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