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Rain on Monday could make October third wettest in Sacramento history

rbenton@sacbee.com

Sunday’s rainfall came close to making this October the third-wettest Sacramento has seen.

As of 5:30 p.m., 0.61 inches of rain had fallen in downtown Sacramento, pushing the total for the month to 4.34 inches. The third-rainiest October was in 1899, when the city recorded 4.46 inches.

With more rain expected Monday, National Weather Service forecaster Karl Swanberg said there is plenty of time to move past that mark.

On Sunday afternoon, Loomis rainfall was at 0.59 inches, Folsom had 1.16, and Fair Oaks was at 0.57. South of the city, Elk Grove saw 0.63 inches.

Snow levels dropped slightly to 5,500 to 6,000 feet Sunday evening, Swanberg said.

Trick-or-treaters should pack an umbrella, as more rain is expected Monday night, Swanberg said.

“It’s looking wet. We have an 80 percent chance of rain for Monday evening,” he said. “Rain is expected through the evening hours, and that won’t diminish until after midnight.”

Temperatures will be in the upper 50s to low 60s, and winds will be around 10 mph.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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