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Series of fairly weak storms in queue through most of next week

Rainy weather on the way
Rainy weather on the way National Weather Service

Storm systems are backed up in the Pacific Ocean with the next weather system expected onshore on Sunday when runners will be participating in the California International Marathon.

The National Weather Service notes that the storms are lining up and headed for land on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday-Thursday. Forecasters note that none of the storm systems look particularly potent.

However, meteorologists said, it is encouraging that the region is not entering an extended dry phase.

The weather on Friday is expected to be mostly sunny in Sacramento. The system that is forecast to arrive on Sunday morning is predicted to move across the region at the same time the marathon is run from Folsom Dam to the state Capitol.

There is a chance that runners will remain dry because forecasters are saying that rain may stay north of Interstate 80.

The Thursday storm results:

Sacramento: 0.35 of an inch of rain

Rancho Cordova: 0.31

Prairie City Road: 0.27

Fair Oaks: 0.39

Orangevale: 0.44

Sacramento International Airport: 0.22

Rocklin: 0.39

Snow fell most of Thursday in the Sierra Nevada. Boreal Mountain Resort reported 11 inches of new snowfall by Friday morning.

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

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Light north northwest wind.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind.

Saturday night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Light and variable wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Light and variable wind.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.

Wednesday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Thursday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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