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
Folsom Lake: .24
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.