Forecasters expect Saturday to remain dry in the Sacramento region ahead of a winter storm expected to bring high winds, rain and snow on Sunday.
Starting Sunday morning, the Sacramento area will see strong winds from the south and periods of heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service. The area can expect up to an inch of rain before the storm concludes Sunday evening.
In the mountains near Lake Tahoe, more precipitation is expected, with up to 18 inches of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning because of potentially dangerous driving conditions. The precipitation is expected to linger into the early part of next week in the mountains.
The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:
Saturday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming north-northwest around 5 mph.
Overnight: Rain likely, mainly after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to near 43 by 8 p.m., then rising to around 50 during the remainder of the night. Southeast wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday: Rain. High near 56. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 24 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West-northwest wind around 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 56.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.