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September sprinkles in the forecast for Sacramento

No rain is forecast for Tuesday, but Wednesday could have clouds with enough precipitation to wet the ground.
No rain is forecast for Tuesday, but Wednesday could have clouds with enough precipitation to wet the ground. Sacramento Bee

Just enough rain to ruin the weekend car wash is forecast for the Sacramento region.

No rain is forecast for Tuesday, but Wednesday could have clouds with enough precipitation to wet the sidewalk and start some mold growing on still-ripening tomatoes in the garden.

Temperatures are forecast to be mild Tuesday in Sacramento, with afternoon highs in the region running a good dozen degrees below normal for mid-September. The low-pressure system is expected to move out by Thursday afternoon with high pressure building into the weekend.

The detailed, seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. South-southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 11 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South-southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Wednesday night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South-southeast wind 3 to 6 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming north-northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 92.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 61.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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