Monday’s storm dropped more than half-inch of rain on much of Sacramento region


Monday’s storm brought a half-inch or more of rain to Sacramento and the surrounding metropolitan area, and more is on the way.

As of 4 p.m., 0.51 inches had been recorded in downtown Sacramento, 0.47 inches at Sacramento Executive Airport and 0.60 inches at Sacramento International Airport. In downtown Sacramento, Monday’s rainfall boosted the total for December to 5.86 inches and the total for the season to 8.07 inches, or 148 percent of normal, said said Karl Swanberg, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.

Elsewhere in the region, 0.72 inches of rain fell in Lincoln between midnight and 4 p.m., 0.60 inches in Auburn, 0.59 inches in Folsom, 0.63 inches in Rancho Cordova and 0.59 inches in Elk Grove.

The forecast for Tuesday is mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers during the day and a high around 54 degrees. Tuesday night will be breezy, with a good chance for rain showers and a low around 45 degrees, Swanberg said. Wednesday is expected to be mostly cloudy as well, with a 50 percent chance of showers and a high of 51 degrees. A break in the storms is forecast for Thursday, which will be mostly clear after patchy morning fog. Rain is expected to return on Friday.

In the Sierra, the best chance for snow showers is expected Friday, Swanberg said. Snows levels mid-week are expected to be around the 4,000 to 4,500-foot elevation, and around 5,000 feet during Friday’s system, he said.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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