A weak cold front from the Gulf of Alaska is predicted to move through Northern California tonight, bringing light rain to the valley and snow to the foothills and mountains.
Rainfall amounts in the Sacramento region are expected to amount to only a couple tenths of an inch or less. A few inches of snow are predicted for the Sierra Nevada.
The National Weather Service notes that the little storm will be particularly cold. Forecasters say that snow levels could drop from 4,000-feet elevation tonight to around 1,500-feet by Thursday morning.
The NWS forecast for the Sacramento region:
Today: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 56. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. North northwest wind around 8 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. North northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 50.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 51.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 52.
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