A string of five days of sunshine is expected to be interrupted by a rainstorm next week, the National Weather Service predicts.
Sunny and mild conditions are forecast for the Sacramento region through Tuesday. Spring-like temperatures of around 70 degrees are predicted to warm the area.
Meanwhile, computer models are consistent in showing a major change in the weather pattern beginning Wednesday, forecasters say. That is when a moist Pacific frontal system is predicted to bring weather described by the NWS as “at least a moderate rain and snow producer.”
And there is even more good news in the long-range forecast: Another Pacific storm might move into California by Friday afternoon.
However, even though the next couple of systems may bring some significant precipitation, no big change is expected in the overall California drought conditions, according to the NWS.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 69. North-northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Light north-northwest wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North-northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
Wednesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
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