February in Sacramento is expected to end today with only one day of rain in the entire month.
The lone rainy day in Sacramento came Feb. 19 when a meager .26 of an inch was recorded. A dry January and February has plunged the seasonal rainfall total-to-date below normal.
Sacramento's seasonal rainfall total-to-date, once well over 100 percent of normal, stands at 90 percent. Sacramento has received 13.39 inches of rain.
February is usually the second wettest month of the year in Sacramento. Normally, the city gets 3.77 inches of rain during February. February 2013 is one of the driest on record.
Here's the top five wettest and most parched months of February in Sacramento courtesy of the National Weather Service:
10.30 inches in 1986
9.43 in 1998
9.25 in 1940
9.13 in 1958
8.93 in 2000
.04 in 1899
.09 in 1896
.12 in 1852
.16 in 1913
.19 in 1995 and other years.
Although the weather service does not predict any rain to fall today, the last day of February, there is a chance of some precipitation in the near future. A 20 percent chance of showers is predicted for Sunday - and an even greater chance of rain on Tuesday.
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the National Weather Service:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the morning.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Calm wind.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Tuesday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.
Tuesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
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