Sacramento area residents woke up to showers, wind gusts and gray skies this morning, with more of the same expected through early Sunday.
The National Weather Service reported that 0.15 inches of rain fell at Sacramento International Airport as of 11:41 a.m., with additional rain, wind and scattered thunderstorms expected throughout the day.
“We expect the light rain to continue,” said weather service forecaster Brooke Bingaman. “For the rest of day, we have a chance of showers and even thunderstorms.”
Winds today are coming from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph and increasing to 45 mph later.
“They’re a lot stronger to the north of us but we’ll have some gusty conditions down here, too,” Bingaman said.
Here’s the forecast from the weather service:
Saturday: Windy. A slight chance of rain early in the morning, then rain in the morning. Rain showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 71. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows 48 to 54. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the morning...then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 71. Southwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 51. Northwest winds up to 15 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 73. Northwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
Monday night: Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 52.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 73.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 53.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 73 to 80. Lows 51 to 57.
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