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Will it rain on Cinco de Mayo? Sacramento will get cooler and cloudier by Sunday

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The Department of Water Resources recorded 47 inches of snow at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada, South Lake Tahoe, with a snow equivalent of 27.5 inches, 88 percent above average at this time of year.
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The Department of Water Resources recorded 47 inches of snow at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada, South Lake Tahoe, with a snow equivalent of 27.5 inches, 88 percent above average at this time of year.

Sacramento weather will stay warm and sunny through Saturday before clouds roll in and temperatures dip starting Sunday.

Highs in the low 80s Friday and Saturday will give way to highs near 75 degrees on Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The latest forecast also shows a slight chance of showers Sunday night, as a low-pressure system rolling in from the coast will bring cloudier weather across Northern California.

Showers are more likely in the mountains, where isolated thunderstorms are also possible Saturday and Sunday, NWS says.

Temperatures near Tahoe will also drop about 10 degrees, from an expected high of 66 degrees Friday to 56 by Monday.

A high-pressure system earlier in the week brought slightly above average temperatures across the Sacramento Valley. A high of 83 in the capital city is forecast to exceed the daily average of 78, but won’t come close to the all-time daily record of 97 degrees set in 1992, according to NWS.

For those curious, Sacramento’s hottest Cinco de Mayo on record was 100 degrees, set in 1987. The coldest May 5 came just one year later: a chilly 42 degrees.

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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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