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Sacramento topples temperature records, more warm days forecast

Troy Beard, 6, seated at left with sister Emma, 9, next to him, hang out at their lemonade stand with their friends Olivia Conklin, 10, center, and her brother Grant, 10, right. Sitting up top is their friend Matthew Harvan, 8, as they all enjoy the warm weather on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Sacramento.
Troy Beard, 6, seated at left with sister Emma, 9, next to him, hang out at their lemonade stand with their friends Olivia Conklin, 10, center, and her brother Grant, 10, right. Sitting up top is their friend Matthew Harvan, 8, as they all enjoy the warm weather on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Sacramento. rpench@sacbee.com

Temperature records for the date were toppled Monday at two Sacramento locations, with downtown Sacramento topping out at 74 degrees and Executive Airport at 75 degrees.

The previous records were 72 degrees and 69 degrees, respectively, both set in 2006, said Idamis Del Valle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Sacramento International Airport posted a high of 71 degrees.

The warm temperatures are expected to continue into next week. The area is under the influence of a high-pressure system that already has boosted temperatures for about a week. Sacramento’s Executive Airport tied a record Sunday, when the mercury hit 70 degrees.

Temperatures may be a bit cooler Thursday and Friday. Del Valle said a high around 69 degrees is forecast for Friday, but that is still 8 to 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. The forecast calls for overnight lows in the mid- to upper 40s.

The Sierra also will see higher-than-normal temperatures that likely will melt some of the snow accumulated from recent storms. Highs around Truckee are expected to be in the mid- to upper 50s through Friday, and then in the low 50s through Presidents Day. Overnight lows are expected to be in the low to mid-20s.

In foothill communities such as Placerville, highs are projected in the upper 60s and low 70s through the weekend. The forecast calls for overnight lows of 48 to 50 degrees.

The next rain in the Sacramento area is not expected before the middle of next week, Del Valle said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

Seven-day forecast for Sacramento area

Tonight: Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise clear, with a low around 45. Calm wind.

Tuesday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind.

Tuesday night: Patchy dense fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise mostly clear, with a low around 44. Light north-northwest wind.

Wednesday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the morning.

Wednesday night: Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise mostly clear, with a low around 48. North-northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Friday: Patchy fog. Otherwise mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Presidents’ Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Source: National Weather Service

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