Reporting Laura Skirde
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It was a frosty start to the second day of the new year throughout the region as temperatures dropped below 30 overnight in Sacramento.
It dropped to 29 in Sacramento, 30 in Marysville and 31 in Stockton. The forecast calls for more of the same on Thursday and Friday, with a low of 29 and 31 forecast for Sacramento.
However, there will be plenty of sunshine and warm into the low to mid-50s the next several days.
Partly cloud skies over the weekend will keep the overnight lows a little warmer, in the mid-30s, with daytime highs in the mid-50s.
The dry weather is expected to continue until at least the middle of next week, when there’s a chance of light rain.
Also, citrus growers in the Central Valley appear to have escaped with little or no crop damage after the series of unusually cold nights.
Officials with the citrus growers association, California Citrus Mutual, said Wednesday temperatures were not low enough over a long enough period of time this week to cause significant damage.
The National Weather Service issued a freeze watch for the region on Sunday, with nighttime temperatures expected to dip to 26 degrees in some areas. Prolonged temperatures in the mid-20s can damage citrus crops.