A low pressure system is expected to move from the coast of the Pacific Northwest in a southeastern direction, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms to Northern California.
The National Weather Service predicts the swinging low pressure system will continue the cooling trend through the early part of the week, along with bringing a slight chance of showers to the Sacramento region. Monday’s high in Sacramento is expected to be 77 degrees, 5 degrees below normal for mid-May.
Most of the shower and thunderstorm action is expected to be over the mountains, although showery activity is not ruled out in the valley, according to government forecasters.
Warmer and drier weather returns around Wednesday. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Tuesday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind around 6 mph becoming south in the evening.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
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