Today is shaping up as a mostly sunny day after showers dampened some Sacramento County suburbs.
Localized showers fell early this morning in Rancho Cordova, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Arden Arcade and Folsom, while downtown Sacramento remained dry.
Looking forward to the weekend, the National Weather Service is reporting that a Gulf of Alaska frontal system will bring a threat of rain to the Sacramento Valley and mountain snow by late Saturday afternoon or evening.
That same threat of precipitation is expected to continue into Sunday.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for Sacramento region from the NWS:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Light north northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight: A 10 percent chance of rain after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Light and variable wind.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the morning. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Calm wind.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55. South southeast wind around 6 mph.
Saturday night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.
Sunday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Monday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.
Monday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.
Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
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