Memorial Day weekend won’t quite feel like summer in Northern California. What to expect

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Sacramentans are likely to experience some reprieve from the heat Memorial Day weekend, with temperatures cooling down roughly 15 degrees starting Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The recent triple-digit heat is expected to dip to near normal temperatures from May 28 to June 1, the weather service said on Twitter.

“These are going to be closer to what we would normally see this time of year — in fact, maybe a little bit below normal,” said Anna Wanless, a weather service meteorologist.

The region had been under a red flag warning since Monday. It was canceled Wednesday as of 8:30 a.m.

Starting Thursday, highs are expected to be in the mid to upper 80s, continuing into the holiday weekend.

Northern California will likely face lower temperatures and lowered fire concerns, Wanless said.

A light chance of thunderstorms is predicted on Saturday and Sunday in the Sierra Nevada.

“Since people are going to be spending time outdoors over the long weekend, we are trying to make sure people are aware there is a chance for that,” Wanless said.

Expect mostly clear skies and moderate temperatures in Sacramento on Memorial Day, with a high of 84 degrees and low of 59.

“Even though it’s going to be cooler, still make sure you’re hydrated and wearing sunscreen, especially if you’re out this weekend,” Wanless said.

San Francisco will have highs in the mid to upper 60s and lows in 50s Thursday through Monday, according to the weather service.

Rivers and other waterways will remain cold this weekend, she said. People should still wear a life vest around and near water to avoid catching hypothermia or other cold-related illnesses.

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