Slight chance of rain this week in Sacramento as weather cools

Warm weather will give way to the crisp chill of fall this week as temperatures drop nearly 10 degrees by Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

After a weekend of unseasonably warm weather, with highs Sunday hitting near-80 in downtown Sacramento, temperatures in the Sacramento region will dip to more typical temperatures – hovering in the mid-60s to round out the week, forecasters said.

A slight chance of rain was expected Wednesday night as a storm system in the Gulf of Alaska pushes precipitation toward the Pacific Northwest.

Meteorologist Brooke Bingaman said the Sacramento region would likely receive only a fraction of an inch of rain from this system – a hundredth to a tenth of an inch in some areas – and if any falls, it would happen overnight.

No rain was expected Sunday into the beginning of the work week.

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