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Sacramento showers drop about a tenth of an inch

A student is escorted across the street as they arrive to school under a first rain of the season downpour at Caleb Greenwood Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. More rain has arrived this week.
A student is escorted across the street as they arrive to school under a first rain of the season downpour at Caleb Greenwood Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. More rain has arrived this week. rpench@sacbee.com

The first of three weak rain systems delivered about a tenth of an inch to the Sacramento region on Wednesday.

Rainfall totals as of 8 a.m. Tuesday included 0.09 downtown, 0.16 at Sacramento Executive Airport, 0.12 in Rio Linda, 0.12 in Fair Oaks, 0.12 in Orangevale, 0.08 at Folsom Lake, 0.08 in Roseville, 0.04 in Elk Grove, 0.16 in Newcastle and 0.27 in Auburn.

A low pressure system in the Gulf of Alaska is expected to pivot a succession of weather systems through Northern California over the next week, according to the National Weather Service.

None of the showery weather events are predicted to be big rain producers. The timing of the weather systems goes like this: Wednesday morning, Friday and Monday.

The NWS expects the upcoming weekend to be mostly rain free with clearing forecast for Saturday afternoon.

Along with the arrival of precipitation, temperatures are expected to be cool with daytime highs in the 70s in Sacramento.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind 3 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Light and variable wind.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind around 5 mph.

Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Monday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

Monday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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