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Sacramento catches break from rain

Sacramento should remain relatively dry Saturday as it catches a break from the rain.

“We’re done,” said National Weather Service forecaster Eric Kurth. “It’s dry weather through tomorrow.”

For Saturday, the weather service is forecasting a high temperature of 57 degrees, with overnight lows dipping to 42 degrees. But the dry weather will only last through Sunday night, when a series of four mini-storms is expected to hit the area.

Kurth said the storms will be far less powerful than the one that hit Thursday. The weather service is calling for about half an inch of rain from each system. By comparison, 2.70 inches of precipitation were recorded in downtown for the last storm.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Saturday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Areas of dense fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.

Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers after 4 p.m. Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. East southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Southeast wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Monday night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 47. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 54.

Tuesday night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.

Wednesday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Friday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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