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A pedestrian rushes across K Street with his coffee as a cold Pacific storm brought snow to the higher foothills and more precipitation to Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Record rainfall Tuesday, but blue skies ahead for Sacramento

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014 - 6:29 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

A soggy Tuesday produced a rainfall record in Sacramento – but Wednesday and Thursday are forecast to be mostly sunny.

A total of 1.30 inches of rain fell downtown on Tuesday, breaking the previous all-time mark of 1.25 of an inch set in 1958 for April 1. Hard to believe a rainfall record would be set in this drought year, but that’s no joke.

The cold upper low that brought chilly showers to the valley and 61 inches of snow to Squaw Valley ski resort is heading east and south.

Wednesday afternoon is predicted to be a fairly nice with mostly sunny skies. The National Weather Service is forecasting Thursday to be a bit warmer with a high of 65 degrees and a slight breeze in Sacramento.

A weak weather system could bring a return of showers on Friday. Then, the weekend starts a stretch of rain-free days.

The high temperature is forecast to get close to 80 degrees on Sunday. The detailed forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Today: Isolated showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

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

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

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

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