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Sacramento-area weekend gets below-average temperatures, Delta breeze

This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, July 09, 2016, shows clear skies over California. Winds from the south will keep Sacramento’s high temperatures cooler than average through the weekend.
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, July 09, 2016, shows clear skies over California. Winds from the south will keep Sacramento’s high temperatures cooler than average through the weekend. AP

A low-pressure system in the Pacific Northwest is expected to cause below-average temperatures in the Sacramento area throughout the weekend.

The high on Friday was 91 degrees, 2 degrees below average for this time of year.

Saturday’s high is expected to be 84 degrees, with gusts of wind between 10-17 mph. Sunday’s high temperature is forecast to be 85 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The notable cool will give way to high temperatures in the low 90s early next week, climbing to the mid- to high 90s Wednesday through Friday. The change coincides with the cooling Delta breeze from the south and southwest giving way to more northerly blowing before relatively still conditions help usher in the midweek heat.

The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS:

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84. South-southwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. South wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northwest in the morning.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

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

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Thomas Oide: 916-321-1009, @thomasoide

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