Sacramento can expect unsettled but generally benign weather over the remainder of New Year’s weekend, including some light rain in the valley on Sunday and some snow in the mountains.
“It’s a mixed bag of sun, showers, clouds,” Travis Wilson, a meteorologist for the weather service.
The following week will be wetter, he said. Tuesday is expected to be the heaviest storm day, with widespread rain in the valley and enough snow to cause travel delays in the mountains. Wilson said as much as an inch of rain could fall on Sacramento that day.
Snow levels will be at higher elevations than in recent storms, 4,500 feet and higher.
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“Models are still in a bit of disagreement on how the pattern evolves after Wednesday, but wet weather may continue,” the weather service noted in a press statement.
The weather service forecast for the coming week:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 50. North northwest wind around 8 mph.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Patchy frost after 4 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 31. North wind around 6 mph.
Saturday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Patchy frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 51. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Light north wind.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the morning.
Sunday night: A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
Monday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Tuesday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 55.
Tuesday night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 43.
Wednesday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 55.
Wednesday night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.