The National Weather Service is warning that trick-or-treaters may get wet on Halloween.
A fairly strong frontal system is expected to come onshore late Thursday night and linger through Saturday with light-to-moderate rain possible – and snow down to the 4,500-feet-elevation level by Saturday morning.
Weather forecasters are hoping that the main band of steady rain will have moved through the Sacramento area before Friday evening, leaving just wet sidewalks and damp streets when the candy-seeking ghosts and goblins are going door-to-door.
Dry and mild conditions are predicted through most of the work week in Sacramento. Another round of rain in the valley is welcome because Sacramento has received less than an inch of rain so far this season.
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The details, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Monday: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 68 to 74. Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 50. Light winds.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 74. Light winds.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 52. Light winds.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 78. Light winds.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear. Lows around 54.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 77.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 51 to 57.
Friday and Friday night: Cloudy with rain likely. Cooler. Highs 61 to 67. Lows 47 to 57.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 60 to 66.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows 42 to 48.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 62 to 68.
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