In this dry weather year, even the hint of rain, such as that forecast for late Wednesday, is worth noting.
The National Weather Service is forecasting that the weak weather system heading for Northern California brings with it mid-week the possibility of light rain in the valley and light snow in the mountains.
Possible precipitation amounts Wednesday night: .01 in Sacramento, Roseville, Oroville, Yuba City and Lodi, .04 in Jackson and Auburn and .06 in Placerville.
After the cloudy conditions of Wednesday, the skies clear and the north winds pick up on Thursday. In Sacramento on Thursday, winds are expected to blow at around 20 mph, with gusts to 26 mph.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region: