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.