A slight chance of rain is forecast for Sacramento on Saturday.
The city has received just 20 percent of normal rainfall through Jan. 8. The weak weather system predicted for Saturday will probably not do much to remedy the precipitation shortfall of 2013-14.
A frontal ban moving through Northern California brought a few light showers to the north state overnight, according to the National Weather Service. At 4:30 a.m., the only rain gauge to measure rainfall was at the Redding municipal airport where .01 was registered.
A slight threat of showers is forecast through the afternoon for the northern part of the state, but Sacramento is expected to be partly sunny and dry. Another system from the Pacific Ocean is forecast to move onshore Saturday, delivering clouds, cooler temperatures and the possibility of light rainfall.
NWS forecasters say the Saturday system will be fairly weak. A 30 percent chance of rain is forecast for Saturday in Sacramento.
The 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 39. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Light west southwest wind.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Light south southeast wind.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 36.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 36.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 64
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