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Delta breeze setting moderate temperatures for Sacramento workweek

This NOAA satellite image shows clear skies over California, with fog pushing up against the coast, indicating a onshore flow that translates into a Delta breeze to keep temperatures pleasant inland.
This NOAA satellite image shows clear skies over California, with fog pushing up against the coast, indicating a onshore flow that translates into a Delta breeze to keep temperatures pleasant inland. Associated Press

The Delta breeze is back, expected to keep Sacramento-area weather pleasantly temperate into the workweek.

“It’s a little bit cooler (Sunday) with the Delta breeze,” said meteorologist Holly Osborne of the National Weather Service’s Sacramento office. “We’ll see a high of 84 degrees, then it will drop to 82 on Monday. It will stay similar Tuesday.”

But change is on the way including the possibility of Sierra showers by Thursday.

“By Wednesday, we’ll see a low-pressure system coming down from the Gulf of Alaska,” she said.

That also means increasing cloudiness and lower temperatures with afternoon highs in the mid-70s on Thursday.

Those clouds could bring rain to the Sierra by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

“Currently, we just have rain projections for the mountains, not the (Central Valley), but that might change to a chance of showers in the valley, too,” Osborne said.

Cloudy skies will increase overnight low temperatures from 50 degrees Sunday to 53 on Wednesday.

“More clouds will keep it warmer at night,” Osborne said.

Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.

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