After some simply splendid weather it looks like the weekend will warm up.
The Sacramento region is forecast to have its fourth straight day of below normal daily high temperatures on Thursday. The high today is predicted to climb to only 81 degrees.
Today’s mild weather follows a high of 75 degrees on Wednesday, 79 on Tuesday and 80 on Monday.
After Thursday, high pressure is predicted to build over the West Coast, bringing a warming trend, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will rise and humidity will fall.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento’s weekend temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-90s.
In addition, north winds are expected to spring up today and last through Saturday night. The combination of higher temperatures, lower humidity and increased wind will return critical fire conditions, according to the NWS.
The detailed,7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light northwest after midnight.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 59. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west southwest in the evening.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 62.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 63.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 90.