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Sacramento region to be cooler, sunny before chance of rain moves in

This NOAA satellite image shows mostly clear skies for most of the western half of the United States.
This NOAA satellite image shows mostly clear skies for most of the western half of the United States. Associated Press

A series of weak storms is forecast to bump against high pressure this week in Northern California, but today is expected to be warm and dry.

Temperatures were considerably cooler Monday morning in Sacramento, dropping to 42 degrees before sunrise. The National Weather Service reported that readings dipped into the teens and 20s in the colder mountain valleys.

Monday’s high in Sacramento is forecast to be 65 degrees. Tuesday should be a few degrees warmer.

The next chance for precipitation is forecast for Wednesday, with a weather system pushing into the high-pressure ridge that is camping out along the West coast, according to the NWS. A 50 percent chance of rain is forecast before 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Sacramento.

Another system is forecast to move into Northern California on Thursday into early Friday. It also will encounter the ridge, which is expected to weaken the storm as it moves onshore.

Saturday’s forecast also calls for a slight chance of rain in Sacramento.

Here is the seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming north-northwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind.

Tuesday night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. East-southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.

Thursday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Friday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Friday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Saturday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

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

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