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Sick of wet weather? Saturday set a record in Sacramento, and more rain is on the way

Wet and wild: Birds, deer enjoy Northern California fields after abundant rain

Northern California fields are wet and these animals don't mind it at all. From eagles to deer, see them enjoying the recent CA rainfall.
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Northern California fields are wet and these animals don't mind it at all. From eagles to deer, see them enjoying the recent CA rainfall.

Wet weather will continue for the next few days in Northern California, as forecasts show another week of valley rain and mountain snow.

National Weather Service predicts Sacramento will see 1 to 2 inches Monday through Thursday morning, with the heaviest rain expected Wednesday.

The rain may let up Tuesday morning, but thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, NWS says.

Sacramento Executive Airport set a daily precipitation record with 0.85 inches of rain Saturday, NWS reported. The previous record for March 23 was 0.74 inches, set in 1948.

Snow outlook

Chain controls are likely and road closures possible throughout the mountains as moderate to heavy snow is expected to blanket the southern Cascade range.

NWs has issued a winter storm warning, in place 5 a.m. Monday through 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Sierra travel highly discouraged as 8 to 21 inches of snow is expected to fall above 5,000 feet.

Snow levels will dip as low as 4,000 feet by midday Tuesday. As much as 2 feet of snow may fall at higher peaks.



Next sunny day?

The latest NWS forecast predicts a sunny Friday in Sacramento with a high of 66 degrees and a mostly sunny Saturday.

Early forecasts show yet another system bringing a slight chance of showers to the region by Sunday.

Are you curious about thunderstorms and tornadoes in California? Brooke Bingaman, metereologist at the National Weather Service Sacramento, offers an explanation of why it happens.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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