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Calm before the Halloween storm in Sacramento

A person frames a photo of the sun setting beneath a bank of storm clouds Monday, January 18, 2009 from the Sunrise foot bridge near the Fair Oaks Village. Today, calm, warm weather will precede a fairly strong frontal system that is expected to arrive Friday with showery weather.
A person frames a photo of the sun setting beneath a bank of storm clouds Monday, January 18, 2009 from the Sunrise foot bridge near the Fair Oaks Village. Today, calm, warm weather will precede a fairly strong frontal system that is expected to arrive Friday with showery weather. ccostas@sacbee.com

Calm, warm weather will precede a fairly strong frontal system that is expected to arrive Friday with showery weather.

The high in Sacramento on Wednesday and Thursday is expected to be 79 degrees, which is a little warm for late October. However, on Halloween the weather will change.

The National Weather Service is predicting Sacramento will likely experience light to moderate rain on Friday, including showers and a possibility of thunderstorms during the trick-or-treating hours.

In addition, the Sierra Nevada will likely get some snow. Snow could fall as low as the 4,000-foot elevation level by Saturday morning.

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

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming north-northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind around 6 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 66. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Friday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

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

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