Fair skies and normal temperatures are forecast for Friday and Saturday before showers return to Sacramento.
Snow is also forecast for the weekend in the Sierra where a storm earlier this week blanketed the higher reaches of the mountains. Snow levels are predicted to start at a high elevation before dropping Sunday night and Monday.
Boreal Mountain Resort, northwest of Lake Tahoe along Interstate 80, opened Friday. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe in Nevada opened earlier in the week.
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The week ahead
The valley floor is expected to see between a quarter- and a half-inch of rain. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Light southeast wind.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind.
Saturday night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. South wind around 6 mph.
Sunday night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Monday: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Tuesday night: Areas of fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 41.
Veterans Day: Areas of fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 64.