Dry weather is predicted for the next two days before a quick-moving midweek storm arrives in Northern California.
A strong ridge of high pressure remains over the eastern Pacific Ocean, preserving the brilliant weather that bathed Sacramento in sunshine through the weekend. A shift in the weather pattern on Wednesday will bring rain to Sacramento and snow to the Sierra Nevada, according to the National Weather Service.
The oncoming wet weather is due to a low pressure system dropping southward along the west coast. Showers on Wednesday are not expected until after 10 a.m.
By Thursday morning, the wet weather is forecast to have moved on and sunny skies will return.