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Sacramento will have clouds, cooler-than-average temperatures this week

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday shows a a stationary front with widespread rain showers and snow showers for the higher elevations. An area of low pressure over the western Great Basin brings scattered rain showers to parts of eastern California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday shows a a stationary front with widespread rain showers and snow showers for the higher elevations. An area of low pressure over the western Great Basin brings scattered rain showers to parts of eastern California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. The Associated Press

Cloudy days will help keep the Sacramento region cooler than average through the week before Memorial Day, forecasters said Sunday.

There is a slight chance of showers in Northern California by Thursday, but “a lot of time that doesn’t even make it to the Valley,” said Johnnie Powell of the National Weather Service.

Although average daytime temperatures for this time of year are in the low 80s, readings in the Sacramento region this week are expected in the mid-70s under partly or mostly cloudy skies, the weather service said. Nighttime lows are expected in the low 50s.

Although Sacramento has recorded daytime temperatures in the 70s for the last seven days, “we’re not setting any records,” Powell said. The record for most consecutive days in May for temperatures in the 70s was 27 days in 1945, he said.

Robert D. Dávila: (916) 321-1077, @Bob_Davila

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