Cooler temperatures, wind and possible rain forecast for Sacramento region

Temperatures in the Sacramento region will drop from a high of 80 today into the low 70s Monday, with a chance of wind, rain and thunderstorms possible Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service predicts.

South winds of from 10 to 20 mph will be part of the weather system, NWS forecaster Holly Osborne said Sunday.

Most of the rain will pass to the north, and less than one-tenth of an inch is expected in the Sacramento Valley, she said.

“Maybe one-quarter of an inch in the Sierra Tuesday morning,” she added.

The snow level could drop to 7,500 feet early Tuesday, but will remain around 8,000 feet the rest of the week.

The region will dry out Tuesday with temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s and mostly sunny skies with some high clouds, but little wind, Osborne said. Overnight temperatures will remain steady in the low to mid-50s, she said. Those conditions are expected to last into next weekend.

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