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Two more warm Sacramento days, but weather to turn cooler and wetter

Record temperatures for Tuesday
Record temperatures for Tuesday National Weather Service

While the weather will remain warm and dry for the next two days, March is projected to turn cooler and wetter.

The National Weather Service is predicting that a welcome, wetter weather pattern will return toward the end of the week. Until then, the forecast is for temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday in the 70s.

Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, will measure the snowpack at Phillips Station, along Highway 50 on Tuesday. February was not a good rainfall or snowfall month, so the snowpack is sure to have dwindled.

The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 10 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 48. West-southwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming south in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers before 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 67. South-southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Friday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Saturday night: Showers. Cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy.

Sunday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Breezy.

Sunday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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