Sunny skies and warm temperatures are expected to dominate the weather in Sacramento this weekend.
The National Weather Service is predicting mid to upper 70s for today, but that will drop down into the lower 70s for tomorrow. Temperatures will keep dropping in anticipation of a storm that will make its way into the region Tuesday evening.
"Considering how dry it's been, the storm is relevant," said Drew Peterson, a forecaster with the weather service in Sacramento. "But as far as storms go, it's not that powerful."
The storm is expected to bring anywhere from a quarter to half an inch of rain in Sacramento. The system will also bring at least a foot of snow in the Sierra Nevada at the 6,000- 7,000-foot pass level.
Here's your seven-day forecast:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north northeast.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tuesday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
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