Drought's over? Not in Southern California
While Tuesday is expected warm for early April, Wednesday will be a scorcher when it comes to springtime temperatures.
The Sacramento region begins a week of up-and-down temperatures in which daily maximums are predicted to vary by 20 degrees.
High temperatures in the first week in April are normally around 70 degrees in Sacramento. The National Weather Service predicts today’s high will be a dozen degrees above that with plenty of wind.
The warm-up does not stop there. On Wednesday, the high is forecast to come close to a record.
The record high for Sacramento on April 6 is 91 degrees, a mark set in 1989. The predicted high for Wednesday is 89 degrees.
Weather service meteorologists are forecasting a rapid decline in temperatures beginning Friday. The afternoon highs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are expected to be only 69 degrees each day.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 53. North northwest wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 58. West wind 3 to 6 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Friday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
Saturday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
Sunday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Partly sunny, with a high near 69