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Rains expected Monday, later in the week in Sacramento region

Atmospheric river running high: How swaths of rain in Sacramento area will develop

This National Weather Service Sacramento video shows the swaths of concentrated rain (green and yellow area) expected Sunday through next week. The 2016-17 season atmospheric river events have already doubled the average so far, NWS said, and the
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This National Weather Service Sacramento video shows the swaths of concentrated rain (green and yellow area) expected Sunday through next week. The 2016-17 season atmospheric river events have already doubled the average so far, NWS said, and the

Recent dry weather will give way Monday afternoon as the first of several storms is expected to roll through the Sacramento region.

Monday’s rain will be followed by a week’s worth of intermittent moisture, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Clapp.

“By the end of Monday, we’ll see maybe a quarter inch, and that will be in the afternoon,” Clapp said. “We have several systems rolling in.”

Before the rain hits, the region will see mild temperatures in the high 60s with light winds on Saturday and Sunday. Those heading to the Lake Tahoe area for the weekend can expect to see temperatures climb to about 54 degrees with no snowfall.

Monday’s rain will intensify on Tuesday, with winds reaching about 30 mphs, Clapp said. Rainfall in the region is expected to die down after Tuesday before picking up again on Thursday and Friday. Significant snowfall will start Monday night and continue into Tuesday at as low as 7,000 feet in elevation.

Jennifer Harrison of Sacramento Valley Water interviews Matt Murray of the California Department of Water Resources about reopening the Oroville Dam spillway today, March 17, 2017. The fractured main spillway was set to resume outflows Friday aft

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