Today is expected to be dry before rain probably moves into the Sacramento region on Saturday evening.
Today's high is expected to be 52 degrees in Sacramento, which is a couple of degrees below normal for mid-December. Tonight is expected to be chilly, around the mid-30s.
On Saturday, a weather system is expected to pass through Northern California, bringing snow to the mountains and some rain to the valley. The chance of rain lessens on Sunday.
So far this rainfall season, Sacramento has received 8.41 inches of rainfall, which is about three inches above normal for the period of July 1-Dec. 13.
The detailed, 7-day weather forecast from the National Weather Service:
Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Calm wind.
Saturday: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday night: Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Monday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Monday night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
Wednesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
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