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    Traffic splashes through water pouring across Bear Valley Road in Victorville, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The storm brought a welcome relief to California's current drought. The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.

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    Manufacturing Assembly worker Terry Young, 24, of Rialto, Calif., uses a sheet of plastic to protect himself from a downpour Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, as he jumps a flooded parking lot from a wood pallet to get to a food truck during his break in Anaheim, Calif. The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.

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    Dark clouds dominate the Sacramento skyline and the choppy Sacramento River on Friday, seen from West Sacramento.

More rain for Sacramento through weekend

Published: Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 - 9:38 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

More rain is expected in the Sacramento region on Saturday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a few hundredths of an inch through early Sunday, when the storm is expected to clear the area. Saturday’s high temperature will hit 65 degrees. Eastern winds in some areas may reach up to 20 mph.

The recent storm has brought 1.49 inches of rain to Sacramento, helping bring rainfall totals to above average territory for February. The second month of the year recorded 4.49 inches of rain, which is 0.80 inches above normal, according to the weather service.

Overall, Sacramento is 42 percent of normal for precipitation, said George Cline, weather service forecaster.

“At 6.44 inches, we’re still dry. Normal today would be 15 inches,” he said.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Saturday: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Light east northeast wind.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 6 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. South southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Monday night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

Wednesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Thursday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

Thursday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.


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

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