Rainfall figures steadily increased Tuesday as the first weather system of the week dropped about a quarter-of-an-inch of rain in the Sacramento region.
As of 10 a.m., Tuesday 0.17 of an inch had been recorded in Sacramento but in the foothills rainfall amounts were at a nearly a third of an inch.
Rainfall totals as of 10 a.m.: Auburn, 0.32, Newcastle, 0.16, Roseville, 0.16, Orangevale, 0.24, Fair Oaks, 0.24, Elk Grove, 0.24, Rancho Cordova, 0.24, Prairie City Road, 0.16 and Folsom Lake, 0.08.
A weakening cold front stalled out across the northern third of California early Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. When the front hesitated, the Feather River Basin accumulated about 2.5 inches of rainfall overnight. A weather spotter for the NWS near Sims, north of Redding, recorded 10.16 inches of rain so far this month with 2.87 inches in last 24 hours as of early Tuesday.
Another wet system is forecast to bring more widespread rain Thursday and Thursday night.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly before 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Rain likely, mainly after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Thursday night: Rain. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 68.
Friday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Saturday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Sunday night: Rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Monday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.