Weak weather system on Wednesday not likely to pack a wet punch

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 - 7:38 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

The National Weather Service predicts that the next chance of rain could come Wednesday, but don’t count on it.

After dry, seasonal weather today, a low pressure system is expected to move through the region, which may bring some early season snowfall to the Sierra Nevada, valley rain and windy conditions, according to the NWS.

The statistic of the day from the weather service: the record for most days of rain in Sacramento during the month of October is 11, a mark set in 1889. The average days of October rain is three. So far this month: zero.

Forecasters are predicting only one to three inches of snow accumulation above 7,000-feet-elevation. Road temperatures over Donner and Echo summits may be too warm to allow for snow to stick, forecasters note.

After this weak, quick-moving system moves through, look for Thursday through Monday to be sunny.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. North northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 49.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 52.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 54.

Columbus Day: Sunny, with a high near 78.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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