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Sacramento cools down for two days, but 90 degrees back by Sunday

A reader on Tuesday looked up into the sky and see a rainbow and halo and snapped this view of the State Capitol dome.
A reader on Tuesday looked up into the sky and see a rainbow and halo and snapped this view of the State Capitol dome.

Summer officially begins on Monday, but the Sacramento area is forecasted to see atypical weather for the rest of the week.

The high on Tuesday was 81, seven degrees below the average temperature for this time of year. The high for Wednesday is expected an even lower temperature at 72 degrees.

The cool temperatures won’t last forever, as a high pressure system is expected to move into the area on Saturday and cause temperatures to rise. By Sunday, Sacramento temperatures are back into the 90s. It’s expected to be 98 degrees on the first day of summer.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS:

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. South southeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Light south wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.

Thomas Oide: 916-321-1009, @thomasoide

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