After 10 days of no rain, more precipitation is on the way.
The last time Sacramento had measureable rainfall was Jan. 25, the third day of a three-day mini-weather event in which a total of .23 of an inch fell.
The National Weather Service is forecasting another small storm, perhaps beginning tonight. Most of the rainfall is expected on Thursday when a low pressure system is expected to pass over Northern California.
The weather is forecast to be colder, too, with daytime lows in the mid-50s on Thursday, instead of the 60s.
Rainfall in the valley is expected to amount to about a quarter of an inch. Snow is also expected, with 3-7 inches of snowfall above 4,000-feet elevation.
The detailed forecast from the NWS for Sacramento:
Today: Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. North northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Thursday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. South southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce small hail. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. South wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming north northwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 57.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 59.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 60.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
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