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Near record high temps in Sacramento heading downward

This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 a.m. EDT shows an upper-level low pressure system bringing rain the the Texas Panhandle and snow to the mountains of Colorado. This system is also touching off some showers and storms over Oklahoma and central Texas. The West coast will stay dry and warm under a large area of high pressure. Steady rain will fall over the Northern Plains as a low pressure system slowly moves to the east.
This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 a.m. EDT shows an upper-level low pressure system bringing rain the the Texas Panhandle and snow to the mountains of Colorado. This system is also touching off some showers and storms over Oklahoma and central Texas. The West coast will stay dry and warm under a large area of high pressure. Steady rain will fall over the Northern Plains as a low pressure system slowly moves to the east. AP

A week that began in the 90s is expected to end in the 60s, according to the National Weather Service.

The high temperature in Sacramento reached 90 degrees on Monday, falling one degree short of the record set in 1939. Today’s high is also expected to be abnormally warm with a projected afternoon reading of 88 degrees.

Maximum temperatures continue a downward trend through the work week. The high temperature on Friday is forecast to come in at just 69 degrees, according to the NWS.

Showers are predicted in Sacramento on Friday. A total of 0.42 of an inch has fallen in Sacramento in April.

Recent weather conditions and rising temperature have unleashed gushing waterfalls in Yosemite National Park. The waterfalls will peak sometime in May. And some of the seasonal ones will likely run until mid to late summer, according to a park rep

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Friday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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