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Rainy weekend forecast in Sacramento after dry turkey day

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, Nov. 19, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
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, Nov. 19, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. rpench@sacbee.com

A high pressure system is expected to remain dominate through Thanksgiving, providing clear skies. However, the weekend looks soggy.

Sacramento’s weather has been warm and dry this week. Thanksgiving looks the same with 67 degrees and mostly sunny skies in the forecast.

The weather is expected to change Friday night when a cold front approaches. The large low pressure system is predicted to bring widespread rain through Monday.

Snow levels are forecast to lower late Saturday and into Sunday with moderate snow near or just below Sierra Nevada passes. The possibility of a good layer of snow could slow travel for motorists returning from the mountains to the valley and Bay Area on Sunday.

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

Tuesday: Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind.

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind.

Wednesday night: Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 47. Calm wind.

Thanksgiving Day: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Friday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Saturday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

Saturday night: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 49.

Sunday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59.

Sunday night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 49.

Monday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 56.

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

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