One last day of heat is predicted for the Sacramento region before a stretch of cooler fall weather arrives.
Sunday was hot for October when the mercury reached 88 degrees. The heat was accompanied by windy conditions.
The strongest wind in the valley occurred in Marysville where gusts hit 41 mph. Sacramento was also quite breezy with a gust clocked in at 39 mph.
Monday’s weather is expected to be toasty with a high of about 87 degrees predicted as high pressure continues to warm interior Northern California. Look for a low pressure system to begin to spread cooler air across the region on Tuesday.
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The Tuesday changes include temperatures in the low 70s and a slight chance of rain in Sacramento. The best chance for rain looks to be Tuesday night and early Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light south southwest wind becoming west southwest 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday: A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Friday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.