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Sunny today in Sacramento with a chance of showers Friday night

The next chance for showers is Friday night as the second in a series of weak weather systems tracks through Northern California.

The 0.09 of a inch that fell in Sacramento on Wednesday morning was no drought-buster, but any rain is good rain after years of drought.

Less cloud cover to retain heat this morning has allowed temperatures to lower a few degrees, when compared to Wednesday morning. A weak Pacific cold front is expected to approach the coast tonight as it rotates around the bottom of a low pressure system in the Gulf of Alaska, according to the National Weather Service.

The approaching cold front will bring clouds to the Sacramento region and slightly warmer temperatures Thursday night. Light rain is expected to spread into the coastal range early Friday morning with a chance of showers over much of Sacramento region by Friday evening.

Unfortunately, the weak frontal system will mostly split as it moves inland so precipitation will be light.

Sunday is the warmest day in the 7-day forecast. A high of 77 degrees is forecast for Sacramento on Sunday.

Another slightly stronger Pacific frontal system is forecast to come ashore Monday, delivering clouds, much cooler temperatures and the threat of showers in the valley and snow to the higher elevations.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light south southwest wind.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

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

Monday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

Monday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

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

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