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Sunny skies, warm weather predicted for Sacramento region’s Memorial Day

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday shows an area of rain with some mountain snow covering most of Wyoming, the Great Basin, and the Northern Rocky Mountains. This activity is developing due to an upper level low pressure system that is stationary over the area. Also, within this rain and snow there are embedded thunderstorm cells. An upper level trough coupled with a surface warm front is helping a line of severe thunderstorms fire up along the Gulf of Mexico and Lower Mississippi River Valley.
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday shows an area of rain with some mountain snow covering most of Wyoming, the Great Basin, and the Northern Rocky Mountains. This activity is developing due to an upper level low pressure system that is stationary over the area. Also, within this rain and snow there are embedded thunderstorm cells. An upper level trough coupled with a surface warm front is helping a line of severe thunderstorms fire up along the Gulf of Mexico and Lower Mississippi River Valley. Associate3d Press

Fire up the grill and head outside for a Memorial Day of cloudless and sunny skies, warm temperatures and a slight breeze that will keep all but the food from roasting.

High temperatures in the Sacramento area on Monday will hover in the high 70s to low 80s, according to the National Weather Service. But north of Chico and in the Sierra and coastal mountains, a slight chance of thunderstorms will persist, though forecasters said it’s difficult to predict when or if storms will from.

Sacramento, however, will stay dry and warm through Tuesday. A mild wind of about 10 mph will be present throughout the day, with occasional gusts up to 15 mph, NWS forecaster Brooke Bingaman said.

Wednesday will bring rising temperatures – into the mid- to upper 80s – that will continue through next weekend.

Marissa Lang: (916) 321-1038; @Marissa_Jae.

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