Another sunny day in Sacramento is forecast before a weak Pacific weather front moves into Northern California.
Sacramento is 3.4 inches below normal rainfall as of March 19, the last day of winter. A rainfall year (starting July 1) that began with so much promise, with a wet November and December, is finishing on the dry side.
The weather system that is forecast to arrive late tonight could deliver from a quarter to a half inch of rain to the Sacramento region. In the Sierra Nevada, snow levels will be high and light: 3 to 6 inches above 6,500-feet elevation.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Rain. Low around 54. South southwest wind around 8 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday:Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 64. South southeast wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 73.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
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