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A stretch of cloudless days in the 80s for Sacramento

This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at 01:00 AM EDT shows scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorm cells spread across the Intermountain West and Rocky Mountains. This activity is associated with an upper level trough and some surface features causing instability. A larger precipitation shield is also moving into Texas and the southern Plains ahead of this trough. Tropical Storm Oho is located just to the southeast of the Hawaiian Islands with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.
This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at 01:00 AM EDT shows scattered rain showers with isolated thunderstorm cells spread across the Intermountain West and Rocky Mountains. This activity is associated with an upper level trough and some surface features causing instability. A larger precipitation shield is also moving into Texas and the southern Plains ahead of this trough. Tropical Storm Oho is located just to the southeast of the Hawaiian Islands with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. AP

A strong high pressure system is expected to reign this week in Northern California, delivering a string of sunny days to Sacramento.

The week is expected to start with maximum temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s in Sacramento. However, Friday and the weekend could see slightly warmer days, perhaps into the high 80s.

October can be even hotter than that. The latest date it has reached 100 degrees or higher in Sacramento was Oct. 10, 1991.

No repeat of the thunder that rattled Sacramento over the weekend is expected this week. The storm dropped a total of 0.06 of an inch of rain.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for Sacramento:

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Light south wind.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Light southwest wind.

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

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

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

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

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

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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