A slight chance of thunderstorms is predicted for the Sierra Nevada late Wednesday, but otherwise dry and cool weather is forecast for Northern California.

A low pressure system moving into the Sacramento area on Monday should push temperatures slightly lower and keep them there all week, according to the National Weather Service.

Cloud cover known as marine stratus was showing up in the Bay area – and extending into the Sacramento area on Tuesday morning.

Looks like a pretty pleasant week ahead for Sacramento as temperatures cool a bit with a low pressure system passing to the west.

Sunny skies are in the forecast this weekend for Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service notes that it’s a good time to head for them thar hills because of the dry and mild weather in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.

In the wake of a low pressure system, breezy conditions are expected -- along with below normal temperatures across the interior of Northern California on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service is predicting less threat from thunderstorms on Tuesday in the mountains as the low pressure system that has been parked off the coast the past several days moves inland.

A fire weather watch was issued Monday by the National Weather Service due to the likelihood of lightning in the Sierra Nevada.

Sunny skies this weekend will give way to a slight chance of thunderstorms on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Near-normal temperatures in Sacramento and mountain thunderstorms are expected this weekend.

Sierra Nevada campers should be aware that mountain hikes and marshmallow roasts could be interrupted by showers -- but in the valley forecasters say there will be nothing but clear skies and hot temperatures.

Despite cloudy skies and some sprinkles, the Sacramento area received no measurable rainfall Tuesday.

Look for temperatures to climb this week as a weak low pressure system moves slowly east, taking with it the showery conditions of Monday and Tuesday.

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

Monsoon conditions are sweeping through California as a result of an unusual combination of weather events. Dramatic summer storms from the Gulf of California, which normally confine themselves to the southwestern desert states, are pushing much farther north and bringing heavy clouds, rain, wind and lightning across the Golden State.

Temperatures are expected to be mild Monday and Tuesday in Sacramento with daytime highs in the 70s and 80s.

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.

Triple-digit temperatures are on their way out of the Sacramento region, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for a rural area of Yuba County due to the potential failure of a private earthen dam along Little Dry Creek.

To cap off a week of triple-digit temperatures, August kicks off with the hottest day this week.

Heat continues to persist while the main cloud cover disperses over Sacramento, bringing temperatures up to 103 degrees in the valley Thursday.

A trifecta of 101-degree days is underway for Sacramento.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 100 degrees on Tuesday and 101 on Wednesday for Sacramento.

A slight Delta breeze evident early Monday morning may drop temperatures a degree or two but it is still expected to be hot in Sacramento.

Sacramento residents can expect cooler temperatures to start off the week with a chance of smoky air because of the Sand Fire in El Dorado and Amador counties, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in the Sacramento region are expected to remain in the triple-digits for the next few days.

High pressure over the western portion of the country is expected to send temperatures upward starting Friday with a high of 100 degrees forecast for Sacramento.

No records are expected to be set, but 101-degree readings are forecast for both Friday and Saturday in Sacramento.

A couple of 100-degree days are on the way to Sacramento this week.

High temperatures will be stepping up day-by-day in Sacramento, ending their ascent just short of 100 degrees by the weekend.

Superstorm Sandy made one thing clear to millions in the New York metro area: Despite modern transportation and communication systems, and extensive water and electricity services, nature is still in control.

Public safety agencies recommend residents put together emergency supply kits, which can come in handy in the event of floods, fires or extended power outages.

Q: What state mountain set the record for snow from a single storm?
A: Mount Shasta received 189 inches from a single storm in 1959.

Q: From 1950 to 2004, how many tornadoes formed in Sacramento County?
A: Four tornadoes. The strongest was an F2.

Q: What is the mass of the atmosphere?
A: About 5 million billion tons.

Q: How often do two blue moons occur in a year?
A: Only three or four times per century.

Q: What is California's record low temperature for April?
A: -30 degrees at White Mountain.

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