The weekend weather in Sacramento is going to stay dry, the National Weather Service predicts, though a storm is expected to hit the area by Monday evening.
For today, expect highs in the lower 70s, with overnight lows around 40 degrees. Sunday should see a similar pattern, but slightly cooler.
"The weekend is going to be quiet," said George Cline, a forecaster with the weather service in Sacramento. "The system that is going to impact us will come Monday night."
That storm is expected to give much-needed rainfall to the Sacramento region, were precipitation stands at 98 percent of normal for this time of year.
"The only problem is we missed out on January, which is typically our wettest month," Cline said.
"We need above-normal rainfall in February and March to make up for that."
Here's the seven-day forecast:
Today: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming north-northwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind.
Sunday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 66. North-northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Monday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Light south-southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Monday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 52. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Tuesday night: Showers likely, and thunderstorms are possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Wednesday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Thursday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Friday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
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