After something completely different on Monday, the weather returns to normal today in the Sacramento region.
Downpours soaked Labor Day barbecues and made lawn irrigation redundant Monday as monsoonal moisture paid a late-summer visit to Sacramento. The thunder-and-lightning punctuated dampening didn't set a record downtown, but area rainfall amounts were nevertheless pretty impressive.
The record rainfall for Sept. 2 was set in 1912 when .14 of an inch fell in Sacramento, according to National Weather Service record book. The unofficial total on Monday for Sacramento was measured at .13 in Sacramento.
Other unofficial rainfall amounts included nearly a quarter of an inch in Elk Grove .15 in Rancho Cordova, .31 in Orangevale, .16 in Rio Linda, .47 in Loomis, .55 in Newcastle and .28 in Auburn.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 89. South southwest wind around 8 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 62.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 65.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 66.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 64.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
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