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Sacramento weather: Clear today, rainy Christmas Eve, clear Christmas

Courtesy of the City of Sparks (Nev.)

Strong high pressure should maintain clear conditions Tuesday after a morning fog burns off. However, a small rain storm is headed for Sacramento.

The maximum temperature Tuesday in Sacramento should be in the low 60s. The change in the weather occurs Wednesday afternoon when a weather system that could produce perhaps up to a quarter of an inch of rain begins in the Sacramento region.

Sierra ski resorts could see up to a foot of new snow during a five-hour window.

Snow showers could linger over the mountains late Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning, according to the National Weather Service. However, Sacramento’s Christmas should be sunny.

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

Tuesday: Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind.

Tuesday night: Patchy dense fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of rain after 10 a.m. Patchy dense fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 57. Light south-southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Christmas Eve: A 50 percent chance of rain before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 41. South-southwest wind 11 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Christmas Day: Sunny, with a high near 56. North-northwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 57.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 56.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

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

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