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This NOAA satellite shows a broad area of low pressure off the coast of British Columbia. Clear skies will continue over Northern California throughout Saturday, but on Sunday, the system poised off the coast will move in and bring rain to the region.

Sacramento will see sunshine on Saturday, rain on Sunday

Published: Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 - 9:50 am

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Skies will remain clear on Saturday in the Sacramento region, but a storm will move through starting Sunday.

The high temperature for Saturday will be around 73 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The system arriving on Sunday is expected to drop about one-third of an inch of rain, which will boost slightly the area’s precipitation levels, currently at 44 percent of normal for the season.

But then, it’s another dry stretch, said NWS forecaster Karl Swanberg.

“The temperatures have been a little above normal,” he said. “We’ve been under some mild, high pressure for the most part.”

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light south southwest wind.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy, with a high near 69. Light south southeast wind.

Sunday night: Rain likely, mainly after 4 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. South southeast wind around 8 mph becoming west northwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.


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

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