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After Monday’s showers, Sacramento’s spring weather warms up

Will it rain and, if so, how much during the next couple of days in Northern California?

This animation from the National Weather Service office in Sacramento provides the NWS prediction for precipitation in the northern part of the state through Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Are we turning the corner into warm, dry weather?
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This animation from the National Weather Service office in Sacramento provides the NWS prediction for precipitation in the northern part of the state through Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Are we turning the corner into warm, dry weather?

Sprinkles could wet the pavement in the Sacramento region on Monday, but the rest of the week looks dry and comfortable.

Sacramento will be moving into an extended period of mild temperatures and mostly clear skies after Monday. The National Weather Service notes that Sacramento could get a a tiny bit of rain as showers possibly re-develop this afternoon.

The rainfall total for the month in Sacramento stands at 3.36 inches, far above average for April. The normal for the month is 1.30 inches.

As for the rainfall season total, 33.66 inches has fallen since Oct. 1, making it the fourth-wettest on record.

The forecast for Tuesday through Sunday calls for high temperatures ranging from 70 to 81 degrees under rain-free springtime skies.

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

Monday: A chance of rain before 11 a.m., a chance of showers after. Cloudy, with a high near 65. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind 5 to 11 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 51. Breezy.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 52.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

This imagery from NASA satellites shows the result of several atmospheric rivers, known as the Pineapple Express, which carry moisture from as far away as the Hawaiian Islands. Sacramento’s 2016-17 season rainfall total has topped 30 inches.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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