The Sacramento area may finally see some rain starting Thursday. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, said Johnnie Powell, forecast meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. Any rain at this time, well take it.
Sunday's daytime high was 65 degrees.
Monday will be partly sunny, with the mercury reading expected to top out at 69 degrees, or 3 degrees above the record set in 1988. Lows Monday night will be only 39 degrees.
The streak of record breaking heat during the day will end Tuesday, although the expected high of 68 degrees will still be above normal for this time. The thermometer reading for the night will likely be 40 degrees.
Wednesday will see increasing clouds, as low pressure moves in.
The high pressure ridge is finally breaking down, said Powell.
Daytime temperatures will remain warm - a balmy 69 degrees, just one degree shy of the record set in 1976. But the nighttime lows wont drop as much - only down to 45 degrees.
Thursday will finally see the first rainfall in the Sacramento area this month, with a 40 percent chance of precipitation. The city may get as much as a quarter inch of rain from the storm.
Its not a drought buster, said Powell. Were not counting it until it is measured.
Daytime temperatures will be cooler, with a high of 60 degrees expected. But the nights will be warmer, with the lows to be in the 40s.
The rain will continue into Friday, with another 40 percent chance. Highs will be around 61 degrees, with the low dropping to 43 degrees.
Showers are also possible Saturday, with a high of 60 degrees.
Were hoping that the rain will open a storm track for us, said Powell.