A weather system is forecast to move through Northern California Wednesday night, perhaps delivering up to a quarter of an inch of rain to the Sacramento region.
The last time Sacramento had a sprinkling was on Halloween. With only 0.95 registered so far this rainfall year, the opening of a storm door even a little bit is welcome.
Look for rain to arrive late in the evening Wednesday and showers to continue into Thursday. The high today is expected to be 66 degrees.
Snow levels will lower to about the 7,000-feet elevation level by Thursday afternoon, but too late in the progression of the Pacific weather front to bring significant snowfall to pass levels, according to the National Weather Service.
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The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Rain likely, mainly between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 55. South southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the morning.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.