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Cool nights, mild days will make way for midweek storm

Ice skaters take in a beautiful fall day at the downtown Sacramento ice rink on K Street on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif.
Ice skaters take in a beautiful fall day at the downtown Sacramento ice rink on K Street on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. rbyer@sacbee.com

Sacramento area residents will see cool nights and daytime highs in the mid- to upper-60s over the next few days as a storm brewing in the eastern Pacific heads to the California coast, the National Weather Service reports.

NWS meteorologist Brooke Bingaman said temperatures over the next several days with rise from around 64 degrees Sunday to 69 degrees by Tuesday. Overnight lows will climb too, from the upper 30s and low 40s Sunday to the upper 40s and low 50s midweek.

Light showers will reach the coastal range starting Tuesday night and move into the northern and central Sacramento Valley on Wednesday afternoon, producing up to a quarter-inch of rain north of Interstate 80 and less rainfall to the south.

The incoming storm will keep valley temperatures mild. At higher elevations, there will be a slight chance of snow above 6,500 feet, Bingaman said.

Season rainfall – since July 1 – is less than half of normal to date. Rainfall for downtown Sacramento as of Sunday was 1.16 inches. Normal for this time of year is 2.48 inches.

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