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A pedestrian walks near the underpass that connects Old Sacramento with Downtown Sacramento during the first day of rain in 52 days on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Sacramento.

Slight chance of rain for Sunday; otherwise, dry weather for Sacramento

Published: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 - 9:31 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 - 10:33 pm

It’s the same old story again – dry weather and unseasonably high temperatures.

Saturday’s daytime high is expected to hit 60 degrees in Sacramento. A low-pressure system is moving south from the California-Oregon border on Sunday, but don’t bet on it for rain, said National Weather Service meteorologist Johnnie Powell.

“It depends on whether the system wobbles down to our area,” he said, noting there was only a 20 percent chance for showers. “But after that goes away, the high pressure fills back in and unfortunately, it’s going to be dry for at least a week.”

Sacramento has received a measly 1.95 inches since the water year began July 1, according to the weather service. That figure should be 11.31 inches for a typical season.

Temperatures are about five degrees above normal for this time of year, Powell said.

Here’s the seven day forecast:

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Light and variable wind.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Light west southwest wind.

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

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

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

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

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

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

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.


Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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