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Where’s the allergy meds? Sacramento Saturday to be windy

Weekend’s start to be blustery
Weekend’s start to be blustery National Weather Service

A warm day with a hint of a breeze Friday is expected to give way to gusty winds on Saturday in Sacramento.

A high temperature of 81 degrees is forecast for Friday, which is five degrees above normal for late April. The warmish weather is due to a high pressure system over the west coast that is also bringing fair skies.

The National Weather Service noted that early morning temperatures were running a bit warmer than 24 hours earlier.

Weather experts with the Sacramento NWS office expect that a wind advisory will be issued for tonight and Saturday. The start of the weekend looks blustery with gusts as high as 29 mph forecast for Saturday in Sacramento.

The winds will drop off considerably Saturday night and early Sunday as high pressure moves over the west coast. The weather on Sunday looks better with temperatures in the mid-80s and breezes instead of gusts.

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

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 17 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 57. North wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86. North wind 7 to 9 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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