Sacramento’s 2016-17 season rainfall total topped 30 inches Friday.
The latest storm had delivered 0.27 inches to downtown Sacramento for the 24-hour period as of 5 p.m., said Jim Mathews, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. That brings the total for March to 2.66 inches and the total for the season to date to 30.2 inches, Mathews said.
Among records going back to 1849-50, Mathews said, this ranks as the 11th wettest season, and the seventh wettest season since 1877. Totals so far this season are close to the 31.78 inches recorded during the same period in 1994-95 and 32.16 inches in 1997-98, he said.
The storm delivered more snow to the Sierra. A winter weather advisory remained in effect until 4 a.m. Saturday. An additional 2 to 5 inches of snow was expected with as much as 8 inches forecast for elevations above 7,000 feet.
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Rain in the Sacramento area is expected to taper off by 11 a.m. Saturday, giving way to mostly sunny skies and a high near 65 degrees. Sunday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of rain and a high near 59 degrees.
In the Sierra, Saturday’s forecast is favorable for motorists and skiers, with a slight chance of snow showers in the Truckee area followed by partly sunny skies and a high of 41 degrees. Sunday is expected to bring a chance of rain and snow, with a high near 41 degrees.
The chance of showers starts to diminish Monday.
Forecasters are calling for mostly sunny skies Tuesday through Thursday.