With rain forecast for later in the week, the National Weather Service has issued a special statement that predicts wet, cool and breezy conditions for Northern California.
The “active weather pattern” signals a big change in the weather pattern from mild, dry weather to rainy conditions accompanying a series of systems expected to march through the north state starting Thursday night:
Slick roads, snow impacting seasonal mountain pass travel, clogged gutters and rains from fallen leaves, downed small branches and blowing debris.
Timing and strength:
Several waves of precipitation possible Thursday through Sunday. One-to-three inches of rain across the Sacramento Valley, three-to-eight inches over the mountains.
Breezy south winds across the valley. Windy over the mountains. Snow levels mainly above 7,000-feet elevation.
Cooler temperatures. Valley highs in the 60s.”
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 77. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind around 6 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. South wind around 7 mph.
Thursday night: Showers likely, mainly after 11 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Friday: Showers. High near 66. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
Friday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
Saturday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Sunday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Sunday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.