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Wednesday disappoints but weekend holds promise of Sacramento rain

A weak system fails to deliver much
A weak system fails to deliver much National Weather Service

No measurable rainfall was registered overnight in the Sacramento area, but a slight chance of precipitation is still in the forecast for Wednesday morning.

The weakening weather system is moving through Northern California. Precipitation was falling in the San Joaquin Valley to the south of Sacramento and in the upper half of the Sacramento Valley to the north.

Showers could occur in Sacramento Wednesday morning. However, National Weather Service forecasters are calling for mostly sunny conditions Wednesday afternoon.

Another chance for wet weather occurs Sunday when a system from British Columbia and Alaska is set to chill the air. The forecast for Sunday in Sacramento is a cool 68 degrees and a chance of rain.

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

Wednesday: Scattered showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. North-northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Light north-northwest wind becoming northwest 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 54. North-northwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

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

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Sunday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Monday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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