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Weekend looks hot after a mild few days in Sacramento

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 at 01:00 AM EDT shows a weak area of low pressure moving slowly onshore into the Pacific Northwest and bringing with it rain. A slow moving cold front extends from the Northern Plains back through the central Great Basin. This front will be accompanied by some showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms over the northern Plains could be severe with large hail, strong wind gusts and even an isolated tornado. Mainly quiet and hot weather will be in place over Texas under an area of high pressure.
This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 at 01:00 AM EDT shows a weak area of low pressure moving slowly onshore into the Pacific Northwest and bringing with it rain. A slow moving cold front extends from the Northern Plains back through the central Great Basin. This front will be accompanied by some showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms over the northern Plains could be severe with large hail, strong wind gusts and even an isolated tornado. Mainly quiet and hot weather will be in place over Texas under an area of high pressure. AP

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.

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.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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