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Fog, sunshine to pave way for storm in Sacramento

Patchy fog Friday gave way to sunshine before a storm heads into the Sacramento region on Saturday.

Temperatures hit a high of 79 degrees in downtown Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service.

“It should be sunny,” said weather service forecaster Eric Kurth. “Winds will be relatively weak.”

But that picture changes on Saturday, when gusts are predicted to reach up to 30 mph. The storm will bring a 52 percent chance of rain Saturday and drop temperatures to around 70 degrees.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday: A chance of rain before noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. South southeast wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible.

Saturday night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind around 6 mph, becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

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

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

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

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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