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Easter morning looks clear for sunrise services, egg hunts

Showers Sunday night in Sacramento?
Showers Sunday night in Sacramento? National Weather Service

Easter and the days leading up to Sunday are expected to be sunny in Sacramento.

The National Weather Service forecast for Sacramento on Thursday is a mild 72 degrees under sunny skies. Gentle breezes should spring up this afternoon.

The high pressure system that has been bringing dry days to the north state is forecast to break down on Saturday. The advent of a low pressure system dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska will mean a slight change in the weather Sunday night in Sacramento.

The NWS is forecasting a chance of showers Easter night. For now, Easter morning looks fine for sunrise services and egg gathering.

Rainfall for the month stands at 4.64 inches in Sacramento. That’s pretty good compared to March 2015 when only 0.16 was recorded. Normal rainfall for March in Sacramento is 3.02 inches.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 47. North northwest wind around 9 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73. North northwest wind around 8 mph.

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

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Sunday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Monday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 67.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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