The weekend is expected to bring a little bit of rain on Saturday and warm, dry weather on Sunday .
The Saturday forecast calls for a weak frontal system to move through Northern California, bringing the first precipitation in Sacramento since Dec. 7. Here are National Weather Service predictions for Saturday rainfall: Sacramento, .01 of an inch; Roseville, .04; Woodland, .01; Placerville, .14; Auburn: .10
The snow level on Saturday in the Sierra Nevada is expected to be about 5,000 feet. Up to five inches of snow could fall, NWS forecasters say.
On Sunday, high pressure is expected to return, bringing clear skies and above-average afternoon temperatures. Maximum temperatures predicted for Sunday by the NWS: Sacramento, 61 degrees; Roseville, 61; Woodland, 62; Placerville, 56; Auburn, 58.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region:
Today: Widespread haze after 4 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming west-northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Widespread haze before 10 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 42. Calm wind becoming south-southeast 5 to 7 mph in the evening.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. South wind 9 to 11 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West-southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 61. North-northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Monday night: Clear, with a low around 36.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 36.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 37.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
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