Sacramento will see clear skies but chilly temperatures on Christmas Day.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a high temperature of 50 degrees on Friday, with overnight lows dipping to 32 degrees.
“We have very cold dry air that’s coming in behind the system that’s causing temperatures to really cool off sharply,” said Craig Shoemaker, an NWS meteorologist.
Snow is continuing to fall in parts of the Sierra Nevada Friday morning, but skies will clear up by afternoon. About 8 inches of white powder was recorded at Kingvale in Placer County since the storm began Thursday morning, according to Shoemaker.
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Here’s the seven-day forecast for Sacramento:
Christmas Day: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. North wind 7 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 52. North wind around 11 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Light and variable wind.
Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.