Forecasters believe that a minor rain and snow event previously thought to arrive in Sacramento on Wednesday night won’t reach Sacramento until late Thursday morning.
Showers are forecast after 11 a.m. Thursday in Sacramento. The chance of spring showers is placed at 20 percent.
The heaviest showers are predicted to fall south of Highway 50 on Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. Heavier showers could produce several inches of snowfall in the mountains.
Winds over the northern part of the Sacramento Valley will be brisk. Winds are expected to blow at close to 10 mph in Sacramento on Thursday.
The weather event is expected to be short-lived. On Friday, and through the weekend, skies are forecast to be clear and temperatures around 80 degrees.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. North-northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Thursday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. North-northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South-southwest wind around 7 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
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