Two more days of sunny skies are forecast before another chance for rain is expected in Sacramento.
Earlier this week, a weather system that promised showers failed to deliver a drop to the thirsty rain gauges in Sacramento. The next low pressure system will begin to affect Northern California’s weather late Thursday, spreading southward on Friday.
The major impact from the weather system will be experienced in the mountains where enough snow could accumulate on major passes, forcing tire chain controls to be implemented. According to the National Weather Service only modest rainfall is expected in the Sacramento Valley:
Sacramento: 0.22 inches
Yuba City: 0.27
The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Thursday night: A chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. South southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
Saturday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
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