Skies should be clear and temperatures warm on Tuesday, but high clouds associated with a low pressure system are just to the west of California and portend showers ahead.
Temperatures were a little cooler Tuesday morning in Sacramento, although the sun will warm the city to about 67 degrees Tuesday afternoon.
High clouds should increase Tuesday night ahead of a weak weather system, according to the National Weather Service. Showers should occur Wednesday over Sacramento, the first of three systems expected to deliver modest rainfall.
Another system is forecast to move through on Thursday, which may be a little more potent than the first, according to the NWS. The third system is predicted Friday night.
While the midsection of the country has been clobbered by freezing temperatures and early snow, Northern California has enjoyed some mild weather. Here, courtesy of the weather service is the tale of two cities, Marysville, Yuba County, and Marysville, Ohio:
Tuesday: a projected high of 65 in Yuba County, 17 in Ohio.
Wednesday: a high of 58 in Yuba County, 32 in Ohio.
Thursday: 59 in Yuba County, 26 in Ohio.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind.
Tuesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind.
Wednesday night: A chance of showers before 10 p.m., then a chance of showers after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. North-northwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Thursday: Rain likely, mainly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Friday night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
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