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First day of December to bring higher temperatures

A National Weather Service graphic shows the predicted path of a storm that should hit the Sacramento region on Thursday.
A National Weather Service graphic shows the predicted path of a storm that should hit the Sacramento region on Thursday. National Weather Service

The first day of December is expected to bring slightly higher temperatures to the Sacramento area.

After overnight lows of about 30 degrees, the forecast calls for a high of 57 degrees Tuesday.

A partly cloudy sky early in the day is expected to clear by afternoon, with overnight lows ranging from 35 degrees to 40 degrees Tuesday night.

A high of about 60 degrees Wednesday will be accompanied by a slight chance of showers, followed by a good chance of rain and windy conditions Thursday, said Karl Swanberg, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Thursday’s storm could bring a quarter- to a half-inch of rain to the Sacramento area.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly sunny in the Sierra. A high of 42 degrees is forecast for Truckee on Tuesday and a high of 48 degrees Wednesday, with overnight lows of 20 degrees and 31 degrees, respectively. Snow showers are expected Thursday at elevations of about 6,000 feet, with snow levels dropping to 4,500 feet Thursday night. Areas higher than 5,000 feet could see as much as 12 inches of snow, Swanberg said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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