A low pressure system off the Pacific Coast, along with monsoonal moisture, are expected to produce mountain thunderstorms during the afternoons and evening this week.
The National Weather Service notes that rainfall from the thunderstorms will likely help limit the spread of any new forest fires.
While Wednesday looks clear in Sacramento with a high of 84 degrees, Thursday could be a different story. The NWS reports there is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.
The start of the State Fair on Friday looks pleasantly mild with a predicted high of 81 degrees. The weekend will see increased temperatures.
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The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South-southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 8 to 13 mph.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 8 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 9 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South-southwest wind around 8 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 95.