Rain could conveniently arrive Saturday night, leaving the holiday weekend mostly sunny and rain-free.
A weather system with cold air is expected to drop south through Northern California late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The quick-moving storm will drop less rain than the system that poured last weekend. About a quarter of an inch or less of precipitation is forecast for the Sacramento region.
The high today is again expected to be in the 70s. The high on Thursday in Sacramento was 73 degrees.
The forecast for the next 7 days from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light southeast wind.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 65. South wind 6 to 9 mph.
Saturday night: Rain likely, mainly before 4 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 48. South wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of rain before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
President’s Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Tuesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Tuesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Wednesday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Wednesday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.