Strong high pressure should maintain clear conditions Tuesday after a morning fog burns off. However, a small rain storm is headed for Sacramento.
The maximum temperature Tuesday in Sacramento should be in the low 60s. The change in the weather occurs Wednesday afternoon when a weather system that could produce perhaps up to a quarter of an inch of rain begins in the Sacramento region.
Sierra ski resorts could see up to a foot of new snow during a five-hour window.
Snow showers could linger over the mountains late Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning, according to the National Weather Service. However, Sacramento’s Christmas should be sunny.
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The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Tuesday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind.
Tuesday night: Patchy dense fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of rain after 10 a.m. Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 57. Light south-southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Christmas Eve: A 50 percent chance of rain before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 41. South-southwest wind 11 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Christmas Day: Sunny, with a high near 56. North-northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 57.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
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