Don’t put that umbrella away just yet. A cold Pacific storm is predicted to bring more precipitation to Sacramento on Tuesday – and snow to the higher foothills.
Downpours could occur today, soggy events similar to what occurred overnight. While most were sleeping, the Sacramento area was drenched.
As of early evening Monday, the Sacramento area had only recorded 0.16 of an inch. However, as of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the 24-hour total for Sacramento had swelled to 0.60.
The threat of thunderstorms continues Tuesday across the region. The National Weather Service expects Tuesday to be an active weather day.
In the foothills, snow accumulated in Camino overnight. The Camino Union School District and the Pollock Pines School District closed schools for a day due to the snowy conditions.
Tire chains were required on both Interstate 80 from Gold Run to Truckee and on Highway 50 from Pollock Pines to Riverton Tuesday morning.
Drier weather is not forecast until Wednesday into Thursday, according to the weather service. Then, Thursday night, a weaker system that could bring showers is forecast for the region.
Unofficial rainfall totals for the 24-hour period ending at 5 a.m. Tuesday:
Sacramento: 0.60 inches
Folsom Lake: 0.63
Fair Oaks: 0.78
Rancho Cordova: 0.62
Elk Grove: 0.52
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. South wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Showers. Low around 47. East southeast wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind around 6 mph.
Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
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