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Visitors to the Kaweah Oaks Preserve near Visalia make their way down the Sycamore Trail under threatening weather. The weather disturbance that brought thunder and lightning to Sacramento about 11 p.m. Wednesday has exited Northern California.

Thunderstorms exit after splashing Sacramento overnight

Published: Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 - 6:28 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Thunderstorms parked overnight in the Sacramento region, dropping healthy amounts of rain before giving way to clearing skies.

Thursday’s weather could include some lingering showers, but most of the meteorological excitement is over. The weather disturbance that brought thunder and lightning to Sacramento about 11 p.m. Wednesday has exited Northern California.

Here are some 24-hour rainfall totals as of 5 a.m. Thursday for the Sacramento metropolitan area courtesy of the California Nevada River Forecast Center automated rain gauges:

Sacramento: 0.32 of an inch

Rancho Cordova: 0.52

Fair Oaks: 0.47

Orangevale: 0.44

Folsom Lake: 0.55

Rio Linda: 0.32

Sacramento International Airport: 0.36

Loomis: 0.52

Auburn: 0.67

Elk Grove: 0.35

Walnut Grove: 0.24

The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of showers and slight chance of thunder from Sacramento northward for Thursday. Forecasters also predict that snow levels in the Sierra Nevada will be around 6,000-feet elevation Thursday afternoon.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light west southwest wind.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

Sunday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Monday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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