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Sunny Thanksgiving weather for Sacramento area, West; stormy back East

The day before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year, will be bathed in sunshine on the West Coast and socked in with bad weather on the other side of the country.

A storm along the East Coast will result in travel delays. West Coast weather will be tranquil, the National Weather Service predicts.

The high temperature is expected to be about 62 degrees Wednesday in Sacramento, about the same on Thanksgiving. The low Wednesday night is predicted to drop to a 44 degrees.

No rain is forecast through the weekend for the region, providing good weather for the Run to Feed the Hungry participants in east Sacramento on Thursday. That dry conditions also will be good for impromptu family basketball and touch football games that break out after the annual feast.

The NWS notes a slight chance of showers in the Sierra Nevada south of Highway 50 on Thanksgiving. Snow levels are expected at elevations above 6,000 feet.

The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento area from the NWS:

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming south/southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Light north/northwest wind.

Thanksgiving day: Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Light and variable wind.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Monday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Tuesday: A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

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