The Sacramento region will see brief showers Monday morning, but clouds will clear out by afternoon.
Temperatures will drop briefly overnight into the low 30s, which is average for this time of the year.
“There’s not a lot of moisture in this system,” said Jim Mathews, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.
On Monday, the high temperature for downtown is expected to hit 52 degrees.
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The storm is expected to bring a dusting of snow to foothill communities such as Auburn and up to 3 inches of snow at 5,000 feet in the Sierra, Mathews said. After the storm clouds clear late Monday, Sacramento’s forecast will remain clear and sunny through New Year’s Day.