The Sacramento area's current pattern of morning fog burning off to reveal clear skies and slightly warmer than normal temperatures is expected to last into early next week, say National Weather Service forecasters.
Then it's going to get wet.
"I would advise people to take advantage of the nice weather over the next several days," said Drew Peterson, meteorologist for the weather service.
Daytime highs are expected to be in the low to mid 60s, slightly warmer than normal. Similarly, evening lows will a tad above normal in the low to mid 40s, Peterson said.
The change will happen early Wednesday when a "fairly potent" multipronged series of storms roll in, bringing rain in the valley and snow at the higher elevations.
"Once that first wave moves through, it will be unstable weather for the next several days," Peterson said. "It looks like we'll have some stormy weather from Wednesday through the weekend."
He said the snowfall will be limited to elevations over 7,000 feet initially. But the snow level should drop as the system progresses.
City and storm systems officials advise residents to help keep storm drains clean by raking up leaves and yard waste.
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