The Sacramento region’s run of dry weather comes to a soggy end Saturday, with forecasters predicting about an inch of rain through the weekend.
“There should be a lot of wet in there,” National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Baruffaldi said Saturday of the upcoming days.
In the high country, 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected above 6,000 feet this weekend, with more snow at higher elevations.
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Today’s rains are the first significant precipitation since last month, when Sacramento had more than 4 inches of rain , about four times the monthly norm. November has been almost dry, except for a tiny amount of rain Nov. 1.
Here’s the multi-day forecast:
Saturday: Heavy rain at lower elevations and rain and snow at the higher elevations. Chilly.
Saturday night: Rain. Lows in the low 30s.
Sunday: Heavy rain showers in the morning, turning to showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s.
Sunday night: Cloudy, with rain showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows of 32 degrees to 46 degrees.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Light winds.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with rain likely Tuesday night.
Wednesday: Rain and snow likely during the day, with the night mostly cloudy. Likely moderate snow accumulation in the high country.
Thanksgiving Day: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow, with rain and snow likely after dark.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.