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Fog forms after rain in Sacramento, snow in the mountains

Fall storms bring winter look to Serene Lakes landscape in the Sierra

Several inches of snow fell at Serene Lakes in the Sierra near Donner Summit, creating serene winter scenes not far removed from busy Interstate 80 on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Serene Lakes resident Mark Himelstein called it "a beautiful day."
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Several inches of snow fell at Serene Lakes in the Sierra near Donner Summit, creating serene winter scenes not far removed from busy Interstate 80 on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Serene Lakes resident Mark Himelstein called it "a beautiful day."

Some Sacramento suburbs were blanketed with morning fog that formed after the weekend rains, but the day is expected to be clear as the area settles into a few days of sunny weather.

A ribbon of fog formed Wednesday morning along the east side of the Central Valley, according to the National Weather Service. The fog ranged from south of Chico to east of Stockton and Modesto.

The California Highway Patrol reports a crash involving a big rig and another vehicle Wednesday morning on Highway 99 in Sutter County took place where there were 100 yards or less of visibility. The crash was reported at 7:51 a.m. on southbound Highway 99 at Sankey Road.

Morning commuters were advised to go slow to work because visibility was expected to be difficult in certain locations. Mountain valleys could also have some fog, according to the NWS.

Sierra mountaintops are white with early season snowfall. However, no snow is forecast through the weekend around Lake Tahoe.

The only possibility of precipitation in Sacramento’s forecast occurs Sunday, when a chance showers is listed. Otherwise, the next seven days are predicted to be mostly sunny.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its winter outlook, showing a potentially wetter-than-usual winter in Washington state and expected normal conditions, with the five-year drought likely to continue, for California.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Light north northwest wind.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind.

Thursday night: Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 47. Calm wind.

Friday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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