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Alex LoRussa, 18, and Kalani, a golden retriever, ride a paddle board for the first time at Folsom Lake in Folsom, Calif. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Storm front brings some cooling relief

Published: Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 - 12:37 pm

A storm front moving through the Sierras is expected to bring cooler temperatures to Sacramento and perhaps rain in wildfire-ravaged areas to the north.

The National Weather Service predicted a high of 89 degrees for Sacramento on Sunday, about five degrees cooler than normal, said forecaster Brooke Bingaman.

Temperatures are expected to remain below average until Thursday, when they could reach a high of 96, she said. The Sacramento area had a slight chance of showers starting late Sunday or early Monday, Bingaman said

The chance for rain is greater in the mountains. The storm front was moving along the California-Nevada border, where showers and thunderstorms were expected, with possible flash flooding.

“We hoping they get some relief in Shasta County, where the Bald and Eiler fires are burning,” Bingaman said.

The Bald fire has burned 34,000 acres at the northern edge of Lassen National Park, while the Eiler has torched 23,000 acres, as of late Sunday morning. An advisory evacuation has been issued for the town of Burney, about 10 miles west of Lassen.

Call The Bee’s Brad Branan, (916) 321-1065. Follow him on Twitter @BradB_at_SacBee.

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