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High pressure pushes temperatures higher in Sacramento

This NOAA satellite image shows clear skies over California, held there by a high-pressure system forecasters say will stay put for the next few days at least. Conditions are right for unseasonably hot weather, including high temperatures in the 90s for the Sacramento region.
This NOAA satellite image shows clear skies over California, held there by a high-pressure system forecasters say will stay put for the next few days at least. Conditions are right for unseasonably hot weather, including high temperatures in the 90s for the Sacramento region. AP

An unseasonably strong high-pressure ridge will push temperatures in the Sacramento region into the 90s this week.

On Sunday, Sacramento is expected to hit a high temperature of 87 degrees before heading into 90-degree territory on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

“We’re well above normal,” said Nathan Owen, a NWS forecaster in Sacramento. “The high pressure is just keeping the clouds out, so we’re able to stay warm.”

Average high temperatures for October are in the upper 70s. Owen said there is no precipitation in the forecast this week.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Light west wind.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Light and variable wind.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Light northwest wind.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

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

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

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

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Richard Chang: 916-321-1018, @RichardYChang

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