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Sunny skies for Sacramento Wednesday, but weekend storm could bring showers

Snow collects on the trees along US 50 in El Dorado county on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015.
Snow collects on the trees along US 50 in El Dorado county on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Randall Benton

Sacramento will see sunny skies for Wednesday, but forecasters are carefully watching a storm that will bring showers to the region on Sunday.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high temperature of 61 degrees for downtown Sacramento on Wednesday.

The Sunday storm will arrive in the morning and clear out by evening, according to NWS forecaster Jason Clapp. The system is expected to dump a quarter inch of rain in Sacramento and several inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada.

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While the storm will pass through quickly, Clapp said, it is a welcome respite from the drought. The region has already seen two consecutive weekly storms. Whether that is a new trend remains to be seen, Clapp said.

Here’s the seven-day forecast:

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Light north northeast wind.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Light northwest wind.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

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

Sunday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

Sunday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

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