Sacramento will likely see some precipitation starting as early as Saturday afternoon.
The National Weather Service predicts the rain clouds will bring a tenth of an inch of rain through Monday, along with several inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada.
“It’s kind of a weak system that’s moving through,” said weather service forecaster Eric Kurth. “Gosh, I wish we could get inches of rain here.”
Forecasters are predicting a 40 percent chance of rain Saturday, with a high temperature of 73 degrees. Snow could hit the Sierra Nevada early Sunday.
“Be aware of winter driving, even though it feels like spring or summer here,” Kurth said.
Here’s the seven-day forecast:
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: A chance of showers before midnight, then a chance of rain after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind around 6 mph.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
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