Cool weather is forecast through the weekend in Sacramento with daytime temperatures 7 to 10 degrees below normal for late September.
Early autumn can be quite warm in Sacramento. The normal high for this time of year is 86 degrees -- and 100-degree readings are not out of the question.
However, not this weekend. A high of just 76 degrees is forecast for Friday, 79 on Saturday and 79 on Sunday.
The cool weather comes in the wake of Thursday’s rainstorm that dropped 0.37 of an inch into the Sacramento’s official National Weather Service rainstorm bucket. The city is now at 139 percent of normal rainfall.
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In the mountains, that giant hissing is the sound of the King fire dampened by Thursday’s rain. Unsettled weather will continue Friday in the Sierra, according to the NWS.
Isolated thunderstorms may develop with perhaps a little snow late Friday night in the higher elevations, including the Sonora Pass.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the morning.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90.