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This NOAA satellite image shows a frontal boundary with moist flow moving into the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and the Intermountain West with widespread rain and mountain snow. Mostly sunny skies dominate across the desert southwest.

Small system to dump some rain in Sacramento

Published: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 - 9:50 am

A small system is moving into the Sacramento region Saturday, but it will do little to alleviate the state’s water problems.

Drew Peterson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service, said the storm will drop a measly two-tenths of an inch overnight.

“It’s a quick-moving system,” he said. “It’ll probably clear up by the time people wake up on Sunday.”

Temperatures Saturday in Sacramento are expected to hover in the mid-60 degree range, with overnight temperatures dipping into the upper 40s. The blustery storm last weekend brought the region to 37 percent of normal in terms of precipitation. The effect of the latest system will be marginal – weather officials expect it to move the region to 40 percent of normal.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Saturday night: Rain likely, mainly before 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain before 10 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Tuesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

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

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61


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

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