Chance of showers forecast for start of Fix50 and Friday in Sacramento

Published: Monday, Apr. 21, 2014 - 7:23 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Two chances for light rain are forecast by the National Weather Service for Sacramento this week -- one of them coinciding with the start of the big highway pavement repair called Fix50.

If any measurable rain is recorded it will be the first precipitation in more than two weeks. After April got off to a promising start with 1.30 inches on April 1, the only recorded rainfall was a scant 0.01 on April 4.

After dry weather today, cooler temperatures and a chance of rain are forecast for very late Monday night and Tuesday morning. Less than a tenth of an inch is expected in the Sacramento area.

Fix50, a three-lane closure on the eastbound W-X section of Highway 50, starts Tuesday.

Then, later in the week, there’s a chance of more light rain on Friday.

Rainfall amounts forecast for Tuesday:

Sacramento: 0.06

Woodland: 0.02

Lodi: 0.04

Roseville 0.11

Placerville: 0.20

Yuba City: 0.09

Grass Valley: 0.30

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. South wind 8 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. North northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Friday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Saturday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.


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

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