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Delta breeze cools temperatures and cleans skies

Cool conditions this week in Sacramento
Cool conditions this week in Sacramento National Weather Service

It’s cooler this morning as a healthy amount of ocean air blasts through the Carquinez Strait right to our front door.

The high today in Sacramento is expected to be a tolerable 79 degrees. A slight chance of sprinkles is predicted for this afternoon.

A strong Delta breeze was blowing before sunrise with gusts over 30 mph reported at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. The winds extended two-thirds of the way up the Sacramento Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

Particulate matter from smoky wildland fires in Lake County and the Gold Country was less in the Sacramento region. However, the air was still unhealthy across areas to the north and east of Sacramento.

Cool weather conditions were expected to continue through mid-week. A slight chance of rain is forecast for later in the week.

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

Monday: A slight chance of sprinkles after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South southwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 8 to 11 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South southwest wind around 9 mph.

Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

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

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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