FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield area hit a record low temperature early Friday morning and more record lows could be in store this weekend.
Meteorologist Mike Pechner of Golden West Meteorology said the record low of 21 degrees was recorded at Travis Air Force Base.
The temperature stayed there from 5:58 to 6:58 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. That shattered the old record of 26 degrees, though Pechner said he didn’t have the year.
Things warmed up slightly with the rain Friday night, but as things clear Saturday, Pechner said temperatures could very well dip down into record low territory again.
“A weather front moved through Fairfield, Suisun and Green Valley on Friday evening and the cloud cover associated with that front prevented temperatures from reaching freezing in local valleys,” Pechner said. “The skies will be clear Saturday night and Sunday morning as a reinforcing shot of modified arctic air moves back in over the area.”
With that cold air mass comes more cold nights and mornings.
Pechner said temperatures could hit between 20 and 25 degrees again Sunday and Monday mornings before things warm up later in the week.
“A warmer weather system from the west moves in Wednesday night, Thursday morning with more substantial rain and temperatures will fall again after that front passes,” Pechner said.
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