Manny Crisostomo / mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

A UC Davis students checks her text messages on her smart phone as she heads to class on the school campus in Davis, Calif., on Friday, April 25, 2014. Sacramento is expecting at least a quarter of an inch for Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain and fog will give way to hot temperatures

Published: Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 - 9:31 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 8:59 am

Friday brought the rain, which gave way to Saturday morning fog, which gave way to some sunshine.

Now, get ready for some heat.

The area’s recent flurry of change-a-day weather saw 0.66 inches of rain fall in Sacramento on Friday, a record for April 25. Other area communities received nearly an inch of rain. In the Sierra Nevada foothills, sometimes heavy showers pushed Friday rain totals to around 1.5 inches in some jurisdictions.

Snow levels on Friday dropped as low as 5,000 feet.

Read: Winter weather advisory in Sierra

Friday’s moisture helped produce areas of dense fog in Sacramento and throughout the Central Valley on Saturday morning. Light winds helped clear the way for Saturday afternoon sunshine and highs in the mid-60s.

By Wednesday, it could be 90 degrees.

“With high pressure moving in, we’re looking for some warming temperatures,” said George Cline, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

There’s a fair chance of Sunday morning showers, but Cline said the likely accumulation in Sacramento will amount to less than one-tenth of an inch.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of rain after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. West-southwest winds 6 to 14 mph; gusts could top 20 mph in some areas.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11 a.m. Partly sunny afternoon, with a high near 67. South winds around 7 mph becoming west-southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West-northwest winds 3 to 6 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light north wind becoming north-northwest at 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

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

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 62.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88.


Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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