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Chance of rain tonight in Sacramento

Sacramento mid-town resident Randi Barrat, 46, relaxes in her favorite spot in the Rose garden in McKinley Park Tuesday April 21, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. She recently quit her job as a Sacramento Public Defender is packing and getting ready to travel around the world.
Sacramento mid-town resident Randi Barrat, 46, relaxes in her favorite spot in the Rose garden in McKinley Park Tuesday April 21, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. She recently quit her job as a Sacramento Public Defender is packing and getting ready to travel around the world. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

A slow-moving mini-weather system could provide afternoon and evening showers, mainly over the mountains, according to the National Weather Service.

In the Sacramento region, there’s a slight chance of precipitation. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is forecast for the area tonight before 11 p.m.

The day in Sacramento, however, will be dry, according to the NWS. A high of 79 degrees is forecast for downtown.

Looking ahead to the weekend, temperatures are also predicted to be abnormally warm with afternoon highs reaching nearly 80 degrees by Sunday. The normal high in late April in Sacramento is 74 degrees.

The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region:

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 8 to 11 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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