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Chance of rain in Sacramento forecast for Thursday

A low pressure system is expected to move onshore Wednesday, bringing cooler temperatures and a possibility of showers on Thursday in Sacramento.

The change in the weather pattern could bring a maximum high today of 88 degrees, which would be four degrees cooler than the high on Tuesday in Sacramento. Temperatures will continue downward on Thursday when just 81 degrees is forecast.

Along with the abnormally cool temperatures, the National Weather Service is predicting a 40 percent chance of precipitation for Thursday. Any rainfall would be light, except for areas that experience thunderstorms.

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

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 6 to 11 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. 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 63. South southwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

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