Sacramento will likely see some precipitation starting as early as Saturday afternoon.
The National Weather Service predicts the rain clouds will bring a tenth of an inch of rain through Monday, along with several inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada.
“It’s kind of a weak system that’s moving through,” said weather service forecaster Eric Kurth. “Gosh, I wish we could get inches of rain here.”
Forecasters are predicting a 40 percent chance of rain Saturday, with a high temperature of 73 degrees. Snow could hit the Sierra Nevada early Sunday.
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“Be aware of winter driving, even though it feels like spring or summer here,” Kurth said.
Here’s the seven-day forecast:
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: A chance of showers before midnight, then a chance of rain after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind around 6 mph.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
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