To the thanks of many, February has been wet after so many months of below-normal rainfall: Three inches of rain has fallen in Sacramento this month.
This week looks dry, but another spate of precipitation could be coming. Extended computer models agree that a pattern shift in the weather is on the way next week, the National Weather Service says.
The ridge over the West Coast is forecast to weaken and shift inland as a low-pressure system develops offshore. Moist conditions on the south side of the low are forecast to bring soggy weather into Northern California, and chances of rainfall by midweek are increasing.
The average amount of precipitation for February in Sacramento is 3.69 inches. Here are rainfall amounts for the month so far:
Feb. 2: 0.02 of an inch
Feb. 5: 0.05
Feb. 6: 0.30
Feb. 7: 0.30
Feb. 8: 1.28
Feb. 9: 1.03
Feb. 10: 0.01
Feb. 15: 0.01
The detailed forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming north-northwest 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. North-northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North-northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the morning.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 69.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
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