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.
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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.