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Morning sprinkles keep Sacramento's May from being totally dry month

Here's a look at storm moving across Sierra through this evening

Low pressure is producing a band of showers across northern California this morning, May 31, 2017. This band will begin to break up across western Nevada this afternoon. Today's high temperatures will be about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterda
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Low pressure is producing a band of showers across northern California this morning, May 31, 2017. This band will begin to break up across western Nevada this afternoon. Today's high temperatures will be about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than yesterda

Morning showers kept May from being totally dry as around a tenth of an inch of rain fell in the Sacramento region.

Until the early morning sprinkling, there had not been any recorded rainfall this month in Sacramento. Normally, about three-quarters of an inch falls in Sacramento in May.

As of 6 a.m., a total of 0.07 of an inch had been registered in Sacramento on Wednesday. Other rainfall totals: 0.08 in Elk Grove, 0.08 in Rancho Cordova, 0.12 in Fair Oaks, 0.04 at Folsom Lake, 0.08 in Roseville, 0.08 in Rocklin, 0.16 in Lincoln and 0.04 in Auburn.

Look for skies to clear and temperatures to warm into the high 70s later today. Daytime temperatures continue to increase as the week goes along, peaking at 90 degrees on Saturday.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:

Wednesday: Rain likely before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84. South wind around 8 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. South wind 6 to 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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