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Sacramento’s warm weekend temperatures to give way to rain midweek

This NOAA satellite image shows mostly dry weather over much of the western United States.
This NOAA satellite image shows mostly dry weather over much of the western United States. AP

Temperatures remain slightly above normal in Sacramento Saturday with a high expected to reach 82 — but rain is on the way, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

A warm system over the Pacific Ocean is expected to arrive Wednesday, bringing ¼ inch to ½ inch of rain in the Sacramento area beginning late morning and continuing into the evening, said meteorologist Travis Wilson.

More rainfall is expected north of Sacramento, he said.

And what about the little goblins and ghosties, preparing for Halloween Saturday?

“Halloween does look dry for the Sacramento area,” Wilson said.

In the region Saturday, light winds of about 5 miles per hour are expected in the afternoon, with an overnight low of 55 – a few degrees above the average low of 51 in downtown Sacramento for this date. The average high for this date is 74, but Wilson noted that the average factors in rainy days, too, when temperatures typically are lower.

Detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Light south wind.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

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

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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