If you have outdoor weekend chores to do this weekend, you might want to get them all done on Saturday.
The National Weather Service says a cold Pacific storm system will move into the Sacramento area Saturday night, dumping up to a half inch of rain in some parts of the region before clearing on Monday.
From Saturday night through Sunday night, the NWS is forecasting snow amounts of 4 to 8 inches above 5,500 feet in the Sierra Nevada, with as much as a foot of snow in the higher elevations.
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Officials warned of slick roads and possible chain restrictions in the mountains over the weekend.
NWS forecasters also warned of possible mud and debris flows in areas burned by fire, if heavier rain cells are concentrated in those areas.
Here’s the extended NWS forecast for the Sacramento area:
Today: Patchy fog clearing by late morning. Sunny this afternoon, with a high near 64 and northwest winds around 5 miles per hour.
Tonight : Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind.
Saturday: Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm southern winds from 5 to 8 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South-southeast winds around 7 mph. Rain likely after 10 p.m., with a 60 percent chance of precipitation.
Sunday: Rain showers likely, mainly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Sunday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. A 30 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Wednesday night: Patchy fog, with a low around 44.
Thursday: Patchy fog burning off by late morning; mostly sunny afternoon, with a high near 63.