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Dry most of today, stormy tonight in Sacramento

Holden Pounds, 4, shields himself from the rain with his umbrella while walking with his mother, Cynthia Pounds, of Elmhurst, after he was picked up from day care at McKinley Park on Tuesday in Sacramento.
Holden Pounds, 4, shields himself from the rain with his umbrella while walking with his mother, Cynthia Pounds, of Elmhurst, after he was picked up from day care at McKinley Park on Tuesday in Sacramento. rpench@sacbee.com

The weekend is a mixed bag as the final of three small storms is expected to turn early Saturday into a windy washout before Sunday dawns warm and clear.

Thursday’s showery conditions ended with Sacramento receiving 0.23 of an inch. The next storm, mainly due to hit in the early morning hours on Saturday, is expected to drop 0.29 of an inch.

The Saturday showers are predicted to be accompanied by high winds. Batten down the lawn furniture because gusts as high as 21 mph are expected in Sacramento.

The windy conditions and rain should bring down more leaves, making street gutter flooding a possibility.

Rainfall estimations from the National Weather Service for Friday night and Saturday:

Sacramento: 0.29

Roseville: 0.36

Woodland: 0.31

Placerville: 0.60

Auburn: 0.60

Yuba City: 0.32

The detailed, 7-day forecasts from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Friday: A 10 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. North northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tonight: Rain, mainly after 4 a.m. Low around 53. Light south wind becoming south southeast 9 to 14 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday: Showers, mainly before 10am. High near 60. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming north northwest in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 61. North northwest wind around 8 mph.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday night: Patchy dense fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 43.

Tuesday: Patchy dense fog. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 65.

Tuesday night: Patchy dense fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 45.

Wednesday: Patchy dense fog. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67.

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

Thanksgiving Day: Sunny, with a high near 66.

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

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