The Sacramento region’s run of dry weather comes to a soggy end Saturday, with forecasters predicting about an inch of rain through the weekend.
“There should be a lot of wet in there,” National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Baruffaldi said Saturday of the upcoming days.
In the high country, 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected above 6,000 feet this weekend, with more snow at higher elevations.
Today’s rains are the first significant precipitation since last month, when Sacramento had more than 4 inches of rain , about four times the monthly norm. November has been almost dry, except for a tiny amount of rain Nov. 1.
Here’s the multi-day forecast:
Saturday: Heavy rain at lower elevations and rain and snow at the higher elevations. Chilly.
Saturday night: Rain. Lows in the low 30s.
Sunday: Heavy rain showers in the morning, turning to showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s.
Sunday night: Cloudy, with rain showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows of 32 degrees to 46 degrees.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Light winds.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with rain likely Tuesday night.
Wednesday: Rain and snow likely during the day, with the night mostly cloudy. Likely moderate snow accumulation in the high country.
Thanksgiving Day: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow, with rain and snow likely after dark.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.