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Slight chance of sprinkles in Sacramento on weekend

Topher Ludlow enjoys the cool weather and a break from triple digit heat by slacklining for the first time since injuring his pelvis seven months ago at Mckinley Park on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Sacramento.
Topher Ludlow enjoys the cool weather and a break from triple digit heat by slacklining for the first time since injuring his pelvis seven months ago at Mckinley Park on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Sacramento. aseng@sacbee.con

Two weather systems are forecast to move through the north state over the next few days, but the chance of rain in Sacramento is slim-and-possibly none.

After another hot October day on Wednesday when the high temperature shot up to 94 degrees, the weather wizards at the National Weather Service are forecasting a high of 87 degrees on Thursday.

Government forecasters say a low pressure system making its way through Southern California might bring some scattered showers or thunderstorms to Northern California, south of Highway 50, Thursday morning.

Thunderstorms could shake the Sierra Nevada Friday.

Then, on the weekend, skies get more cloudy as a low pressure system tracks through the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, bringing a threat of precipitation.

As far as precipitation in Sacramento is concerned, the weather service is calling for only a 20 percent chance of some sprinkles on Saturday night. The detailed, seven-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south-southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 7 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South-southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind around 7 mph.

Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

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

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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