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The coming storm will bring snow to the Sierra.

One more sunny day before rain in Sacramento, snow in Sierra

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

Thursday’s warm, delightful weather is expected to be followed on Friday by rain showers in Sacramento and late-season snow in the Sierra.

The weather service is predicting 0.16 of an inch of rain in Sacramento for Thursday night and Friday. The weather system will bring showers to a widespread area in the valley and foothills.

In the mountains, the cold, wintry weather system is expected to drop south late tonight and Friday. Sierra Nevada passes could have 3 to 6 inches of snow above the 6,000-feet elevation. Perhaps a foot of snow could fall on the higher peaks.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: A chance of rain, mainly after 11 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 8 to 14 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 before 11 a.m., then scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11am and 5pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 11pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light west southwest wind.

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

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 54.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 56.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.


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

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