With light rain beginning around 11 p.m. Wednesday night, Sacramento had already received 0.33 inches of precipitation by 7 a.m., according to National Weather Service representative George Cline.
The puddles and wet streets mark the start of a weekend storm that may bring up to 3 inches to the region.
The rain will taper off this afternoon, only to return in the evening and Friday morning. Saturday will bring the heaviest rain, which will quiet down Sunday into Monday.
The weather service has issued a winter storm warning for areas above 5,000 feet, where 1 to 2 feet of snow is expected. Snow levels on Thursday morning were at 2,000 feet but are expected to rise to 6,000 feet, said Cline.
TODAY : Showers, High: 53 °F
TONIGHT: Showers, Low: 43 °F
FRIDAY: Rain Likely, High: 57 °F
FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain, Low: 47 °F
SATURDAY: Rain, High: 55 °F
SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain, Low: 48 °F
SUNDAY: Rain, High: 59 °F
SUNDAY NIGHT: Rain Likely, Low: 48 °F
MONDAY: Showers, High: 63 °F
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