Paul Kitagaki Jr. / pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Darren Smith enjoys the warm warm weather on January 21, 2014 in Sacramento. Rain is expected to return this week after an absence of precipitation in the Sacramento region since Dec. 7.

Chance of rain in Sacramento this week

Published: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 - 6:50 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Rain is expected to return this week after an absence of precipitation in the Sacramento region since Dec. 7.

High pressure that has shunted weather systems away from Northern California is predicted to slowly weaken this week. The first system is forecast to bring a chance of light precipitation to the northern mountains Tuesday.

A more substantial weather system is forecast to bring rain on Wednesday into Thursday in the Sacramento region. The promising system is developing in the Pacific Ocean, taping into moisture north of Hawaii.

Rain is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday at Blue Canyon in the Sierra Nevada – but a chance of snow is in the forecast for Friday through Sunday.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Light south southeast wind.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday night: A 10 percent chance of rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light and variable wind.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 49.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

Thursday night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 39.

Friday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.


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

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