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Spring heat wave warms Sacramento this week

A springtime heat wave will bring temperatures well above normal to the Sacramento area.

A high of 88 degrees is forecast for Monday afternoon as high pressure builds. Winds will be slight, perhaps around 6 mph.

The normal high temperature for late April in Sacramento is 76 degrees. The record high for April 27 is 96 degrees, a mark set in 2004.

The rain over the weekend didn’t set any records. A total of .54 fell Friday night and 0.41 of an inch was recorded early Saturday morning in Sacramento.

The total for the month stands at 1.81 inches. Normal rainfall for the month of April in Sacramento is 1.30 inches.

The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the National Weather Service:

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 88. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. South wind around 7 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. South wind around 7 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

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

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

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

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