Randall Benton / RBenton@sacbee.com

A stronger storm front in the Gulf of Alaska will likely bring rain to the Sacramento area on Veterans Day, so bring your umbrellas to any parades that day.

Weather service sees rain coming for Sacramento region

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 - 7:19 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Enjoy the sun for the next few days, as rain is coming next week - possibly as soon as Monday - and temperatures will start dropping.

“We’re just approaching our wet season,” said George Cline, forecast meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

“Toward the end of this month, it will start getting wet and stay that way.”

A weak weather system that will be coming into Northern California today will start sending clouds over the Sacramento area, but no precipitation.

The high is expected to be near 74 degrees, with a slight south southwest breeze in the morning, and a low of 47.

For most of Veterans Day weekend (Friday through Sunday), it will be sunny in the Sacramento area, with highs near 73 to 74 degrees, and lows around 46 degrees.

Sunday will be also be living up to its name during the day, with a high near 74, but then clouds will start moving in Sunday night, with a low of 45 degrees.

A stronger storm front in the Gulf of Alaska will likely bring rain to the Sacramento area on Veterans Day, so bring your umbrellas to any parades that day. The high will be only 70 degrees, with lows around 48 degrees.

Chances for rain will likely continue into Tuesday, with the highs to reach only 66 degrees, and lows to drop to 46 degrees.

The Sacramento area is a little behind on precipitation for the water year, which began July 1. Only 0.59 of an inch has fallen, when the region should be posting 1.51 inches of precipitation by this time.

“We’re one-third of normal, but just starting in November, we can get up there pretty quickly,” said Cline.

Typical rainfall for the month of November is 2.14 inches, but the wettest months are December through February, with February usually posting 3.65 inches.


Call The Bee’s Tillie Fong, (916) 321-1006.

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