SACRAMENTO (CBS13/NWS) – We’ll have summer-like temperatures across the Sacramento region today.
Daytime temperatures today will soar to around 15 to 20 degrees above normal. Valley temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 80s to low 90s with 60s to 80s in the mountains and foothills.READ MORE: Sacramento Family Struggling With Early-Onset Dementia Diagnosis Gives Heartfelt Plea On Big Day Of Giving
Satellite imagery Thursday morning shows light upper-level clouds streaming over the ridge and into the state. These clouds, along with the upper-level ridging, will likely keep minimum temperatures fairly mild-generally in the 50s across the Valley, 40s to 50s in the mountains, and 50s to 60s in the foothills due to the thermal belt.
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A hot day is in store for late April! Valley temperatures are forecast in the upper 80s to 90s today with 70s to 80s in the mountains and foothills. Stay hydrated and find shade to stay cool if you have outdoor plans! #CAwx pic.twitter.com/YhIMKYvDXJ
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) April 29, 2021
Ensembles in good agreement of a weather system approaching the West Coast Friday and moving onshore through the weekend. This will flatten the upper-level ridge ahead of the weather system on Friday, allowing some cloud cover over the area through the weekend. Temperatures still expected to remain well above normal Friday with Valley temperatures in the upper 80s. Temperatures then forecast to cool a few degrees each day through the weekend as the weak weather system moves through the forecast area, though still will remain around 5 to 15 degrees above normal.
No precipitation is expected with this weather system as there will not be much moisture associated with it. The main impact will be locally increased onshore flow on Saturday.
As the weather system moves to the east on Sunday, the low will quickly move southeast into the Desert Southwest with upper-level ridging rebuilding over the Eastern Pacific. This will cause gusty offshore winds Sunday.MORE NEWS: 'My Heart Rate Definitely Went Up': Sacramento Officers Use Virtual Reality To Train On Real World Encounters
Daytime relative humidity will remain extremely low through the forecast period. The gusty offshore (north to east) winds along with continued dry conditions could bring increased fire weather concerns Sunday into early next week.