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Subramaniam Masanan and his wife, Prabavathy Palaniappan, of Tamil Nadu, India, walk with their daughter Mythili Subramaniam as they visit McLaughlin’s Daffodil Hill in Volcano in the hills of Amador County on Wednesday, a day before the first day of spring.

Tornado, hail, thunderstorm forecast for Sacramento Valley, foothills

Published: Monday, Mar. 24, 2014 - 6:21 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

It was great weather for being outdoors on Monday, but an approaching storm has the National Weather Service warning of possible thunderstorms and tornadoes this week.

Valley residents could see an inch of rain this afternoon through Thursday, and the weather service put the chance of rain at 70 percent. Thunderstorms could form today and Wednesday, bringing heavy rain, hail, wind gusts and perhaps an isolated tornado in the valley and Sierra foothills, according to the weather service. Snow and gusty winds will likely bring chain controls to the Sierra Nevada this week.

The temperatures in the Sacramento region are expected to range from the low 50s to the low 70s for most of the week.

Above, Barrie Galindo takes advantage of the temporarily dry weather as he rides a skateboard being pulled by his dog Snowha on Monday near Curtis Park. Below, Cres Gilbert, who said he goes to Curtis Park as often as he can, plays frisbee on Monday afternoon.

– Staff report

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