A cold weather system is predicted to move into Northern California tonight and linger into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The low pressure creating the winter-like weather won't result in much of a precipitation punch in the Sacramento region. Only about a quarter of an inch of rain is forecast.
However, for travelers to the high country, driving could be difficult. The weather service expects that snow levels will hover around the 3,000-4000-foot elevation.
Snow accumulation could total around six inches at the 4,500-foot elevation.
The chilly NWS forecast for the Sacramento region:
Today: Areas of dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tonight: Rain after 11pm. Low around 44. South wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday:Showers likely, mainly before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Light north northwest wind.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. North northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Friday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday: A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Saturday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Sunday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Sunday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Monday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
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