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A slight change in weather coming for Sacramento

A weather system is on the way to Northern California
A weather system is on the way to Northern California National Weather Service

A low pressure system is expected to alter the weather Thursday night, but most of the day will seem much like Wednesday in Sacramento.

The high on Wednesday was 95 degrees, which is a couple of degrees above normal for early August in Sacramento. A high of 94 degrees, under mostly sunny skies, is predicted for Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

However, the approaching low pressure system, which moves close to the Central Coast later Thursday, will deliver a change in the weather. The change will be noticeable in the form of some sprinkles and a thunderstorm or two.

A chance of showers is predicted Thursday night and Friday for Sacramento. The temperature on Friday is forecast to be cooler than normal: think the high 80s.

In the Sierra, dry thunderstorms this afternoon into Thursday night are likely.

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

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Thursday night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Light south-southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the evening. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 8 to 11 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92. South-southwest wind around 7 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

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

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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