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Dry today, perhaps some sprinkles tonight in Sacramento

No need to bring an umbrella today, but if you are going out for dinner tonight, don’t be surprised by a few sprinkles.

A weak weather system approaching the coast could bring a few raindrops once the sun goes down. While the sun shines, the weather is expected to be mostly cloudy but dry with a high of 73 degrees predicted for Friday in Sacramento.

The weekend looks very nice with temperatures in the 70s with light winds. That’s perfect weather for a trip to Apple Hill, although weekend crowds can be heavier than a lug of Granny Smiths.

The National Weather System is forecasting a Monday weather system that should be wetter than tonight’s.

Rainfall totals on Monday are expected to be around a tenth of an inch. Sacramento’s rainfall total for the season stands at 0.65 of an inch, which is 82 percent of normal for Oct. 17.

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

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of sprinkles. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77. South wind around 6 mph.

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

Monday: A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

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

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

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

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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

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