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California's comeback from drought is told through satellite images

Not so long ago, California was in the middle of a deep drought but in June its snow water equivalent rose to a heaping 170 percent of normal. NASA shows in its latest video that satellites were capturing that change.
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Not so long ago, California was in the middle of a deep drought but in June its snow water equivalent rose to a heaping 170 percent of normal. NASA shows in its latest video that satellites were capturing that change.

A smattering of rain could moisten the dusty Sacramento Valley over the next two days.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

The weather service says there could be “new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.”

An area of low pressure is spinning off the coast of central California, drawing cooler, moist air inland, the weather service says in its forecast discussion. The low pressure system is expected to move onshore later in the week, bringing somewhat lower temperatures to the Sacramento area.

Here’s the detailed 7 day forecast from the NWS:

Tonight

Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South southwest wind around 8 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 87.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 87.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 84.

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