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Rain to linger in Sacramento

The sun breaks through the clouds on a rainy day before the game as the Inderkum High School Tigers host the Rio Linda High School Knights football team, Friday October 31, 2014.
The sun breaks through the clouds on a rainy day before the game as the Inderkum High School Tigers host the Rio Linda High School Knights football team, Friday October 31, 2014. sabeephotos@sacbee.com

Rain clouds are expected to linger through tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Since Friday, the latest winter storm to hit the region has dropped 0.21 inches of precipitation in downtown Sacramento, with towns like Loomis recording around 2 inches. The storm is bringing cooler temperatures, with the weather service predicting a daytime high of 65 degrees today and 46 degrees overnight.

“We have some unstable air that’s left over and will bring a 40 percent chance of showers today,” said Craig Shoemaker, a forecaster with the weather service in Sacramento.

But after the storm heads out tonight, a dry spell will descend on the region. Shoemaker said a high pressure ridge will keep the area relatively warm and dry for the next week.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Saturday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday night: Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 48. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67. North northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

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

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

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

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