While there's a good chance of some rain today in Sacramento, it is apparent that the spigot that delivered three months of healthy precipitation has been in the off position for much of January.
Here are Sacramento's monthly totals for the rainfall year, which goes from July 1 to June 30:
October: 1.28 inches
The total rainfall in Sacramento from July 1 to January 22 stands at 12.90 inches, which is 126 percent of normal for the period, according to the National Weather Service.
Here are the NWS details on the upcoming wet weather today and on Saturday:
Today: Rain, mainly after 10am. High near 59. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers, mainly before 4am. Low around 46. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday night: Isolated showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday night: Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Saturday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Sunday:A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Sunday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
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