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Crisp temperatures before weekend showers in Sacramento

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at 1:00 AM EDT shows a upper level trough over the Southwest. This is producing areas of rain showers and mountain snow showers within that region. Out in front of the tough is a developing surface low pressure over the Central Plains. This is creating a shield of precipitation from Colorado to the Northern Plains. Its associated cold front is producing a well define line of thunderstorms from Texas to the Nebraska. Another disturbed area is in the Pacific northwest where an offshore storm is spreading areas of light rain into the region.
This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at 1:00 AM EDT shows a upper level trough over the Southwest. This is producing areas of rain showers and mountain snow showers within that region. Out in front of the tough is a developing surface low pressure over the Central Plains. This is creating a shield of precipitation from Colorado to the Northern Plains. Its associated cold front is producing a well define line of thunderstorms from Texas to the Nebraska. Another disturbed area is in the Pacific northwest where an offshore storm is spreading areas of light rain into the region. AP

The Sacramento region is likely to experience dry weather for the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

The temperature Thursday morning was on the chilly side with 39 degrees recorded at 6 a.m. out at Sacramento International Airport. Other cool spots:

▪ Orangevale: 39 degrees

▪ Elk Grove: 37 degrees

▪ Woodland: 39 degrees

▪ Alpine Meadows: 23 degrees

▪ Placerville: 40 degrees

▪ Florin: 38 degrees

▪ Davis: 39 degrees

Forecasters say the day will warm under sunny skies to 65 degrees in Sacramento. Wind will be light.

A weak Pacific storm system is predicted to come ashore Sunday, dropping perhaps a quarter of an inch of rain in Sacramento. Snow levels will start out high but then drop below pass levels Sunday night and Monday, according to the NWS.

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

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Light north northeast wind.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the morning.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Sunday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Monday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

Monday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 61.

Tuesday night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 42.

Veterans Day: Patchy fog. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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