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Cooler conditions, some smoke for Sacramento Valley in forecast

Sunny and warm weather conditions are expected through the weekend before much cooler temperatures and a chance of rain enter the forecast early next week.

A slight chance of rain is forecast for Tuesday in Sacramento.

High pressure is expected to keep temperatures in Sacramento in the 80s through Columbus Day before a Pacific frontal system pushes inland, according to the National Weather Service.

Smoke from the wildland fire burning in mountainous Placer County could drift into the Sacramento Valley after midnight, according to the NWS.

Temperature readings Thursday are expected to be 5 to 10 degrees cooler than on Wednesday, but still above normal. The high in Sacramento is expected to be 86 degrees.

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

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Light and variable wind.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Light northwest wind.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Columbus Day: Sunny, with a high near 86.

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

Tuesday: A slight chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Tuesday night: A slight chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

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