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Cooler weather and chance of smoky skies forecast for Sacramento Valley

Hazy skies from wildfires on the horizon
Hazy skies from wildfires on the horizon National Weather Service

Cooler temperatures are forecast this week for the Sacramento region.

Temperatures are already running a little cooler than 24 hours earlier, according to the National Weather Service. Air conditions are somewhat better than on Sunday when skies were very hazy due to smoke from the large Rocky fire burning in Lake, Colusa and Yolo counties.

Due to the Rocky fire, haze should continue in interior northern California this week, according to the weather service.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 59. South wind 8 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South southwest wind around 8 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 92. West southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

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

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

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Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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