The light summer rain that freshened Sacramento Monday and today made for some slippery roads.
A car crash knocked down a utility pole on westbound Interstate 80 near Truxel Road about 5:30 a.m. today as a light rain fell across the Sacramento region. Numerous other accidents were also reported.
About the same time, electricity was cut to North Natomas for about 1,700 people.
"Look for rain today," said National Weather Service forecaster George Cline. "There will be more coming this morning, then it starts tapering off."
Rainfall totals for the 24-hour period as of 5 a.m. today: Sacramento, .21 of an inch, Executive Airport, .11, Sacramento International Airport, .21, Stockton, .08, Marysville, .46, and Redding, .17.
Cline noted that by the end of the week daytime temperatures will be around 100 degrees.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Rain: High near 75. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West southwest wind around 6 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South southwest wind around 8 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming west in the morning.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 63.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 64.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 64.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 65.
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.
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