The low-pressure system that has caused cooler weather this week is expected to bring a chance of thunderstorms and rain to the Sacramento area throughout the day on Thursday.
The high on Wednesday was 72 degrees, 16 degrees cooler than the average temperature at this time. The low was 52 degrees, just five degrees higher than the record low of 47 degrees set in 1944.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 30 percent chance of showers in the Sacramento area with a high temperature of 75 degrees. The NWS expects light, scattered showers with no more than a tenth of an inch of rain.
The Lassen National Park area was also put on winter weather advisory yesterday, and pictures from the NWS Twitter account show that snow is already falling in the area. The area can expect anywhere between one and five inches of snow in the area, the NWS said.
Temperatures are expected to climb back into the high 90s next week.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS:
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Monday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 99.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Tuesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.