Rain will be hard to come by in Sacramento for the foreseeable future, but we are 524 percent above normal for the young rainfall season.
Sure, it’s early in the season, which begins Oct. 1. And the big three days of rain that recently dropped over two inches of precipitation are misleading, given that we don’t usually get much rain in October.
But it is good to get ahead of the game, given that Northern California always seems to need the rain. So far, Sacramento has received 2.20 inches for the season. Normal for the season to Oct. 18 is 0.42 of an inch.
High pressure is forecast to build through the remainder of the week, according to the National Weather Service. High daytime temperatures are expected to reach near 80 degrees by Friday.
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Next chance of rain is Monday, when a slight chance of showers is forecast for Sacramento. The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the weather service:
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. North northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 77. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind.
Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 52.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Monday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.