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Simon Garcia of Citrus Heights fishes for bass under an overcast sky at Willow Creek on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Monsoonal moisture is keeping the Central Valley unusually cool with a chance of rain.

Comparatively cool temperatures and chance of showers for Sacramento

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 - 6:40 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast for Tuesday mainly north of Interstate 80.

Heavy rain is possible in the northern Sierra. In the Sacramento region, the forecasters for the National Weather Service are calling for a slight chance of precipitation and another day of below normal temperature readings.

The high on Tuesday downtown is forecast to come in at 84 degrees, following 80 degrees on Monday. The high for early August is usually around 93 degrees.

The NWS is reporting that weather stations in the northern Sierra have reported around a quarter-to-a half-inch of rain over the past 24 hours. The areas around the wildfire burning in northeast Shasta County had around a tenth of an inch of rain Monday evening.

More is on the way over the next 24 hours, according to forecasters.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 8 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95. South wind around 8 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

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

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