While Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny, a late season Gulf of Alaska storm is expected to roll into Northern California on Thursday.
The probability of rain is high on Thursday with showers and a possible thunderstorm after 11 a.m. in Sacramento. Rainfall amounts are expected to range from a tenth to a quarter of an inch in the region.
In the Sierra Nevada, snow levels are expected to drop to about the 5,500-feet elevation level on Thursday. The low snow at passes south of Interstate 80 could bring out chain controls.
While a slight chance of showers are called for on Friday, the weekend looks mostly sunny in Sacramento.
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The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the National Weather Service:
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South-southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South-southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light in the evening.
Thursday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Light south-southeast wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.
Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.