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Like it or not, more rain and snow fell Saturday in Northern California, and more is on the way.
A wet weather system that started to move across the region Friday dropped more than inch of rain in parts of the Valley in the 24 hours ending 7 p.m. Saturday, including at ARC (1.30 inches) and Auburn (1.10).
According to the National Weather Service, Sacramento Executive Airport set a record for Saturday through 5 p.m. with .85 inches, besting the .74-inch record set in 1948; it was well past the normal of .08 inches for this time of year. For the 24-hour period, the south Sacramento location saw 1.08 inches of rain.
Sacramento had 1.11 inches in the same 24-hour period, and Sacramento International Airport had 1.05. For March, NWS’ Sacramento city gauge has seen 2.74 inches of rain, and the city is 127 percent of normal (21.64) for the season, which began Oct. 1.
Other impressive rain totals were recorded for the 24-hour period ending 5 p.m. around Northern California, including 1.29 inches in Paradise, .56 in Marysville and at Travis Air Force Base, and .85 in Modesto, NWS said.
After a break Sunday, multiple storms are expected to hit Northern California next week, said Emily Heller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
The first storm, which will move into the region Monday, is expected to drop about a half-inch of rain in the Sacramento Valley and a foot of snow or more in the Sierra Nevada through Tuesday, Heller said.
Another system that could bring more rain than the Valley has seen in the past couple of storms may also hit the region midweek, Heller said.
The storm also brought up to 6 inches of snow to some areas of the Sierra Nevada, Heller said, with snow elevations for reaching 4,500 feet on Saturday.
During the afternoon, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings in Colusa and Sutter counties, and rotation was seen in the areas.
Pea-sized hail was reported around 5:45 p.m. in Placerville, NWS said. Glenn and Butte counties also saw hail as lightning rumbled across the northern Sacramento Valley from Willows and Chico.