A little storm is on the horizon, but not before two days of glorious sunshine in Sacramento.
The high Wednesday is expected to be 67 degrees under blue skies. The outlook for Thursday is pretty much the same: 68 degrees and mostly sunny.
Then, on Friday, showers could return to the Sacramento region as a weak winter storm moves into Northern California. The greatest impact could occur in the Sierra Nevada where up to a foot of snow is possible above 6,000-feet-elevation Friday and Saturday.
Snow levels should drop to around 3,500-feet-elevation by Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
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The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. North northwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 11 mph.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 3 to 5 mph.
Friday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Monday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Tuesday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
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