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Warming conditions in Sacramento; showers possible on weekend

Randall Fontenot of south Sacramento fishes for striped bass from a bridge which crosses over the American River at the Lower Sunrise Recreation Area on Monday, May 25, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif.
Randall Fontenot of south Sacramento fishes for striped bass from a bridge which crosses over the American River at the Lower Sunrise Recreation Area on Monday, May 25, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. rpench@sacbee.com

Slightly warmer temperatures are forecast for Tuesday in Sacramento as meteorologists keep a watchful eye on the possibility of showers this weekend.

High pressure is building in Northern California, leading to a predicted high of 85 degrees today in Sacramento. The high on Monday was 81 degrees.

Although there was no precipitation in Sacramento on Monday, the north valley recorded rain. The National Weather Service reports that cloudiness persisted Tuesday morning across northern mountains and Shasta County after Monday evening showers and thunderstorms.

The Redding Airport recorded about a half inch of rain, while the City of Redding got only a few hundredths of an inch.

While the work week should be dry, weather watchers foresee a possible change on Friday night and the weekend in Sacramento when showers and thunderstorms are forecast.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south after midnight.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind around 9 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Saturday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Sunday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Monday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

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