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Sacramento temperatures head toward the 70s

A low pressure system is expected to bring temperatures 10 to 20 degrees cooler than average to the Sacramento area through the rest of this week.

The high on Monday was 83 degrees, four degrees below the average for this time of year. The high for Tuesday is forecasted to be 80 degrees.

The National Weather Service said there may be possibilities of showers and thunderstorms in the northern Sacramento Valley on Wednesday and Thursday. But a high pressure system is expected to return to Northern California on Saturday, bringing back the typical sweltering heat at this time of year, the NWS said.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS:

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South southeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 54.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 61.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

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