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Red Flag warning for King fire, rain possible later in week

Another dry day is predicted for Tuesday in Sacramento -- but later in the week temperatures are predicted to drop and there could be a few droplets here and there.

It’s a week of change as breezes start to blow a little stronger. That’s no problem in the valley but it is a worry in the mountains where a Red Flag warning has been issued for the period from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The warning includes the area of the massive King fire. A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are predicted to occur, meaning the possibility of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures.

That trio of weather conditions contribute can contribute to extreme fire behavior, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS predicts that change is in the offing as a Pacific Ocean weather system spreads precipitation across much of the region and cooler conditions beginning Wednesday night.

The high in Sacramento region on Tuesday is predicted to be in the mid-80s. By Thursday the daytime high is expected to decrease to the mid-70s.

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. South southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Wednesday night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 9 mph.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

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

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

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