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Showers today after a dry start to November following soggy October

While October was very wet, rain in November has been hard to come by.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of showers along the Interstate 80 corridor around mid-to-late afternoon Tuesday. The amounts are predicted to be just enough to wet the pavement and possibly make the evening commute a little slower.

Showers are also expected to move through the Sierra Nevada but snow levels are predicted to be high enough to not affect travel along Donner Pass on I-80 or Echo Summit on Highway 50.

In October, Sacramento received a total of 4.41 inches of precipitation. On Oct. 16 alone, 1.43 inches fell.

However, in November the rainfall spigot has been in the off position. Only 0.10 has been recorded in Sacramento, that paltry amount having fallen on Nov. 1.

Normal rainfall in November is 2.43 inches in Sacramento. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 10am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66. South southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. North northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Saturday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Sunday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

Sunday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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