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Mild weather before likely rain on Wednesday in Sacramento

A look from above from satellite
A look from above from satellite National Weather Service

Rain could come Sacramento’s way Tuesday night and Wednesday, but it is unclear how much precipitation will fall.

Monday was dawning with mostly clear skies across interior Northern California, according to the National Weather Service. The lack of cloudiness and light winds contributed to cooler temperatures than 24 hours earlier.

Temperature readings around 4 a.m. were in the upper 20s and 30s in the mountain valleys and in the upper 40s and upper 50s in the Central Valley.

Dry weather was expected to continue through Tuesday afternoon until a weather system approaches. The high on Monday is predicted to be 80 degrees.

Rain could edge into the Sacramento region Tuesday night. The amount of rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday is not easy to predict for weather computers trying to figure out the system, according to the NWS.

The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Calm wind.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday night: A chance of showers before midnight, then a slight chance of rain after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 59. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Showers likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. South southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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