Chance of rain, snow mix predicted for Sacramento

Published: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 - 7:47 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

The National Weather System is predicting that a cold weather system will bring snow to the Sierra Friday night -- and the possibility of a rain-snow mix in Sacramento on Saturday morning.

Snow could be heavy in the mountains – more than a foot at Blue Canyon Friday night.

On the valley floor, a chance of snowflakes falling is predicted. The weather service is forecasting a possibility of a rain and snow mix in Sacramento early Saturday morning before 10 a.m. The last time it snowed in Sacramento was Dec. 7, 2009, according to the NWS.

Record-breaking cold temperatures are possible again over the weekend in the Sacramento region with below freezing temperatures predicted into next week. The low on Saturday and Sunday night in Sacramento is expected to be around 26 degrees.

Temperatures Friday morning at around 6 a.m. were frigid: 26 at Executive Airport in Sacramento, 26 in Orangevale, 33 in Folsom, 28 in Elk Grove and 29 in Antelope.

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

Today: Rain likely after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow. Low around 37. South southeast wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday: A chance of rain and snow before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 46. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 48.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Thursday: A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.


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

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