Travel on Thanksgiving should be on dry roads as a lingering high pressure system is predicted to remain in place through Thursday.
Sunny skies with temperatures in the high 60s are predicted for the next two days in Sacramento.
However, the weekend looks rainy. Perhaps the biggest rain-producer of what has been a dry fall is forecast to come ashore Friday night. Periods of rain are forecast beginning late Friday and continuing through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow is possible at higher elevations. Snow levels are forecast to drop to the 5,000-6,000 feet elevation on Sunday and Monday.
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Snowy conditions could make travel difficult for motorists returning to the flatlands after Thanksgiving sojourns to the Sierra Nevada.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind.
Thanksgiving Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Light-south southeast wind.
Friday: A 10 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Light south wind.
Friday night: A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Saturday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Saturday night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59.
Sunday night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 48.
Monday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 58.
Monday night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.