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Sacramento now has its 4th-wettest October, and more rain lies ahead

Another storm soaks Sacramento on the final day of the workweek

Sacramento got off to a wet start Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, as rain that began the night before continued to fall. The city received more than an inch of rain in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. Scenes from around downtown included ongoing drizzle, slic
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Sacramento got off to a wet start Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, as rain that began the night before continued to fall. The city received more than an inch of rain in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. Scenes from around downtown included ongoing drizzle, slic

The steady, moderate rain overnight has unofficially made it the fourth wettest October in Sacramento history, with rainfall totals of more than an inch throughout the Sacramento region, according to the National Weather Service.

As of 9 a.m., 1.28 inches of rain had been recorded in 24 hours at the official rainfall gauge for Sacramento near Sacramento State. Other spots did even better: 1.45 inches in Auburn, 1.72 in Lincoln, 1.53 in Loomis, 1.29 in Roseville, 1.42 in Orangevale, 1.37 in Rio Linda, 1.45 in Fair Oaks and 1.29 in Elk Grove. Folsom Lake got 1.18 inches.

More rain is expected through Friday morning as the warm storm slowly moves through Northern California. The afternoon is expected to be drier. Another weather system is expected to bring heavy precipitation Saturday night, according to NWS.

Experts have cautioned that the effects on the drought remain unclear despite a historically wet October.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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