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Fire up the soup pots: Sacramento weather to turn cool, possibly wet this weekend

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Call it soup weather, football weather or simply a change in the season, the weekend is forecast to be very cool and possibly wet in Sacramento.

A significant cooling trend is forecast for the weekend with a 40 percent chance of showers predicted for Sacramento on Sunday. In addition, winds could gust to 18 mph in advance of the low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska.

By Sunday, the National Weather Service notes that high temperatures in Northern California could be 15 to 25 degrees below normal. The high on Sunday in Sacramento is expected to be 67 degrees, which is 18 degrees below normal for early October.

Record lowest daily maximum temperatures could be set on Sunday, according to the NWS.

Thunderstorms may also be possible in the Central Valley and foothills on Sunday afternoon. In the Sierra, snow levels are forecast to dip from mountain peaks down to the mountain pass level.

The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 8 to 11 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. South southeast wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Sunday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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