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Chilly a.m. temps Thursday before weekend rain in Sacramento

Chilly temperatures were experienced in the Sacramento region on Thursday morning in advance of weekend wet weather.

Clear skies allowed for much cooler temperatures in the Sacramento area, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS reported that temperatures were running anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees cooler than 24 hours earlier in Northern California.

Some 5 a.m. temperatures:

▪ Sacramento Executive Airport: 39 degrees

▪ Sacramento International Airport: 37 degrees

▪ Mather Air Field: 36 degrees

▪ Davis: 41 degrees

▪ Blue Canyon: 31 degrees

▪ Marysville: 40 degrees

▪ Placerville: 39 degrees

▪ Nevada County airport: 41 degrees

▪ Redding: 37 degrees

A cold front from the Pacific Ocean is expected to move onto the coast Friday. Rain is likely to start Saturday morning in Sacramento.

Rainfall and mountain snow amounts projected through Monday by the weather service include 0.93 of an inch for Sacramento, 0.99 for Roseville, 0.95 for Kyburz, 1.48 for Blue Canyon, 0.98 for Woodland and 1.23 inches for Yuba City.

The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the weather service:

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 4 a.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Light northeast wind.

Friday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Friday night: Rain likely after 4 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 60. South southeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Sunday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Sunday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday: A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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