The foggy shroud that enveloped Sacramento Tuesday morning is expected to be repeated tomorrow - but a rainy change is on the way.
Visibility was at a quarter-mile around Sacramento’s Executive Airport at 6:30 a.m. as lingering ground moisture from last week’s rainy weather provided the right ingredient for the foggy conditions.
Areas of dense fog are expected to burn off by 11 a.m. in the Sacramento region, according to the National Weather Service. The same forecast is in place for Wednesday as the fog makes a return visit.
The weather begins to change on Thursday, with an absence of fog and sunny skies for most of the day. Then, rain is likely on Friday, according to the NWS.
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The air mass with the next series of storms is expected to pack quite a bit of moisture because the weather makers are originating from an area near Hawaii. Temperatures are predicted to be mild.
Snow levels are forecast to be high, limited to Sierra peaks. Trans-Sierra highways will likely remain wet with rain not coated with snow.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday: Areas of dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 59. Light southeast wind.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind.
Wednesday: Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Light north northwest wind.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.
Thursday: A 10 percent chance of rain after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.
Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 58.
Saturday night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 45.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.
Sunday night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 54.