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Weekend skies clear before rain, snow early next week

A Pacific storm brought rain to Sacramento region earlier this month. Rains are expected to return late Monday or early Tuesday, tapering off through Wednesday. Thanksgiving should be clear but chilly.
A Pacific storm brought rain to Sacramento region earlier this month. Rains are expected to return late Monday or early Tuesday, tapering off through Wednesday. Thanksgiving should be clear but chilly. mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

Sacramento will stay clear and dry over the weekend and into Monday, with wet weather expected the early part of next week that should run its course by Thanksgiving.

Rain is expected to arrive late Monday or early Tuesday and taper off Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. In the mountains, the cold system could leave snow at elevations as low as 2,000 feet.

“We’re dealing with much colder air as this moves through,” National Weather Service forecaster Karl Swanberg said. “It’s going to be very efficient at generating snow.”

While Thanksgiving should be clear, it will be downright chilly for the thousands of runners and walkers expected for this year’s Run to Feed the Hungry. Low temperatures could dip to 29 degrees, leaving frost in some areas, Swanberg said.

Here’s the extended NWS forecast for the Sacramento area:

Today

Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 69. North northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight

Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday

Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Tuesday

A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Wednesday

A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Thanksgiving Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

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