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Sacramento area rainfall totals grow on a cool, gray Monday

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Rainfall totals are slowly adding up as a cold storm moves through Northen California.

The National Weather Service is predicting that showers will continue through Monday afternoon in Sacramento. Winds could also gust to 20 mph.

Twenty-four hour rainfall totals as of noon Monday:

▪ Sacramento: 0.29

▪ Prairie City Road near Folsom: 0.40

▪ Loomis: 0.15

▪ Auburn: 0.16

▪ Marysville: 0.48

▪ Stockton: 0.32

Snow is forecast to increase in the northern Sierra Monday afternoon and continue into the evening with periods of heavy snow causing motorists problems. Sierra-at-Tahoe received 6-to-8 inches of snow overnight and more snow was falling on Monday but the resort has not yet opened.

Heavenly and Northstar resorts said they would open on Saturday, the earliest the ski destinations have opened since 2012. Boreal ski resort opened last week.

Kirkwood resort received 18 inches of snow overnight at its summit. Opening day for Kirkwood is still scheduled to be Nov. 21.

When skies clear, temperatures will fall. The low in Sacramento Tuesday night is expected to be 38 degrees.

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

Monday afternoon: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce small hail. High near 55. South southeast wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday night: Showers, mainly before 10pm. Low around 42. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the morning.

Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 38. Calm wind.

Veterans Day: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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