A weak, warm storm that is dampening the commute to work, should clear by mid-morning in Sacramento.
The precipitation is expected to end in the northern part of the valley by 7 a.m., in Sacramento around 9 or 10 a.m. and in the northern Sierra Nevada by early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
After the showers taper off across Northern California, high pressure will bring a return of dry weather, along with spring-like temperatures. Today’s high in Sacramento is forecast to be 71 degrees.
Looking far ahead to Sunday, the NWS forecasts the first 80-degree day of the year. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS:
Today: Showers likely before 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. North northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 44. North wind 6 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Light north wind.
Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 46.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Friday night: Clear, with a low around 50.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 52.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
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