In this dry weather year, even the hint of rain, such as that forecast for late Wednesday, is worth noting.
The National Weather Service is forecasting that the weak weather system heading for Northern California brings with it mid-week the possibility of light rain in the valley and light snow in the mountains.
Possible precipitation amounts Wednesday night: .01 in Sacramento, Roseville, Oroville, Yuba City and Lodi, .04 in Jackson and Auburn and .06 in Placerville.
After the cloudy conditions of Wednesday, the skies clear and the north winds pick up on Thursday. In Sacramento on Thursday, winds are expected to blow at around 20 mph, with gusts to 26 mph.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm wind.
Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. North northwest wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Breezy.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 59.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 62.