Dry conditions are expected to continue through Wednesday in Northern California before a cooler and more unsettled weather pattern begins, according to the National Weather Service.
The unsettled weather expected for later in the workweek could bring showers and thunderstorms, mainly to the Sierra Nevada.
Clear skies were prevalent across interior Northern California Tuesday morning. A moderately strong onshore breeze was blowing through the Delta into the Valley.
Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to be similar to Monday’s high readings. A slight amount of cooling could occur in the mountains, according to the NWS.
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The more significant changes are predicted for Wednesday night and Thursday. The system expected on those days is forecast to bring varying precipitation amounts.
Forecasters said Tuesday morning they could not rule out some decent precipitation amounts even for portions of the Valley as a low pressure system tracks southward.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south-southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West wind around 6 mph becoming south-southeast after midnight.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west-northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West-southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
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