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Good weather to Race for Cure, view Amgen tour, watch Hunter Pence rehab at River Cats game

Ben Jacques-Maynes, left, with Jamis-Hagens Berman racing team, and Evan Huffman with Astana Pro Racing wait in Old Sacramento before their ride to the Capitol last fall for a press conference announcing Sacramento as host city for the opening day of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California.
Ben Jacques-Maynes, left, with Jamis-Hagens Berman racing team, and Evan Huffman with Astana Pro Racing wait in Old Sacramento before their ride to the Capitol last fall for a press conference announcing Sacramento as host city for the opening day of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California. rpench@sacbee.com

Temperatures should warm up quickly over the weekend for outdoor activities in the Sacramento area.

Daytime highs both days are forecast to be in the low 80s as Sacramento enjoys temperatures that are several degrees above normal for early May.

Still, when runners and walkers toe the line for the Race for the Cure at Cal Expo Saturday morning, it could be a bit on the cold side. On Sunday, when spectators are expected to pack downtown for the Amgen Tour of California professional bicycling event, the weather is expected to be warm but not hot.

Friday’s high temperature is predicted to come in at 77 degrees in Sacramento, which is good weather for working in the garden.

Take a sweater Friday night, however, to watch San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, who is scheduled to start a rehab assignment with the minor league River Cats in West Sacramento. Pence, whose left forearm was fractured by a pitch March 5, is scheduled to play five innings.

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

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southerly in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

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

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

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

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

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

Thursday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

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

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