A low pressure system is approaching Northern California, bringing with it breezy, unstable weather, especially in the mountains.
The National Weather Service is forecasting that the slow-moving front just offshore will contain some precipitation that could bring showers to Sacramento beginning late tonight and continuing through Thursday.
The NWS warns commuters to slow for potentially slick roads on Thursday.
In addition, maximum temperatures should go from 83 degrees on Wednesday to 76 on Thursday in Sacramento.
Ahead of the system, a Red Flag Warning remains in place until 8 p.m. Wednesday for the Sierra Nevada, including the area of the King fire. Much cooler temperatures are forecast for the mountains on Thursday.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South southwest wind around 7 mph.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the morning.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.