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  • Randy Pench / rpench@sacbee.com

    A woman shields herself from the rain as she passes by a mural in the window of an office building on the K Street Mall on Wednesday, January 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Rain finally revealed itself to the region after record-setting dryness lasted for more than 50 days.

  • Randall Benton / rbenton@sacbee.com

    Bon Smith of Land Park area tosses a ball from under an umbrella for his dog Jesse in William Land Park in Sacramento on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. After a long dry season, rain finally fell in Sacramento.

  • Randy Pench / rpench@sacbee.com

    Janeata Rubit of Sacramento wears a poncho - which blows in the wind - to shield herself from the rain as she walks past a mural near 8th and K streets on Wednesday, January 29, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. Rain finally revealed itself to the region after record-setting dryness lasted for more than 50 days.

Rainstorm drops moderate amounts in Sacramento region

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 7:41 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014 - 1:04 pm

The first significant rainstorm this year has not been much of a soaker as rainfall totals in the Sacramento region range from a tenth to a quarter of an inch.

Showers are predicted to continue this morning, so bring the umbrella. Another tenth of an inch is possible in Sacramento Thursday and again tonight.

Sunny skies should return Friday. In the Sierra Nevada today, expect snow.

Rainfall totals as of 6 a.m. Thursday:

Sacramento: .16 of an inch

Elk Grove: .12

Rancho Cordova: .15

Fair Oaks: .20

Sacramento International Airport: .08

Rio Linda: .12

Orangevale: .24

Folsom Lake: .24

Loomis: .24

Newcastle: 28

Auburn: .51

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

Today: Showers, mainly before 10am. High near 61. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 65


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

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