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Next week’s rain expected to move on before Thanksgiving

Weather change after the weekend
Weather change after the weekend National Weather Service

Thanksgiving is expected to be cold and dry, and we are not talking about the turkey.

The National Weather Service is forecasting warm, sunny weather through Monday before a Gulf of Alaska storm enters the area. Rain is could start Tuesday in Sacramento.

Snow is expected to fall in the Sierra, with the forecast from the NWS predicting that the snow total will be about 5 inches for Monday night into Wednesday.

Once the storm moves on, temperatures will drop. Sacramento is expected to experience a high of just 52 degrees on Thanksgiving, which is 10 degrees below normal for the holiday.

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

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 70. Light north northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North wind around 6 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 67. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Tuesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Tuesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Wednesday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.

Wednesday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Thanksgiving Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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