Thunderstorms possible in Sacramento area tonight through Wednesday

Published: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 - 10:46 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

A chance of thunderstorms is possible Sunday night through Wednesday for the Sacramento area, as well as the high country where wildfires are burning.

"We have a low pressure ridge off the coast and it's gradually getting closer to us and that will bring some moisture and instability," said Holly Osborne, forecast meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. "

"There is a possibility of lightning. The fields are pretty dry, so they can still start fires but it might take longer to show up."

Sacramento will be cloudy but hot today, with an expected high of 100 degrees and a low tonight of 70. Normal high for this time of year is 92, with a normal low of 61.

Despite the thunderstorms, little moisture is expected. "There won't be a lot of rain," said Johnnie Powell, forecast meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. "It would depend on where you are."

Monday will still be warm - 100 again, with a low of 65. The temperatures start dropping slightly on Tuesday, with a high of 95 degrees,Wednesday at 94 and Thursday aty 95.

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