Forecasters predict a slim chance of rain by 11 a.m. this Friday in an otherwise warm, sunny day in Sacramento.
The possibility of rain and thunderstorms stands at 20 percent, according to the National Weather Services.
Thursday night saw increased thunderstorm activity as a weather system that followed a trajectory from San Francisco Bay through northern California passed through the Sierras and the northern San Joaquin Valley.
The Rocky fire area was spared of lightning activity on Thursday evening that could have raised the chance of more blazes in the region, forecasters said. A Red Flag warning for burning conditions remains in effect throughout the Sacramento region, according to the NWS.
Slim chance of rain notwithstanding, highs are expected to remain in the low 90s for Friday. Temperatures are forecast to be in normal to below normal levels through a dry weekend, according to the NWS.
Here’s the forecast for the coming week in Sacramento:
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. South wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 8 to 13 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. South wind around 9 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 91.