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Light rain likely for Sacramento marathon

Joy Amulya, her daughter Shovha, 9, and her brother Ken Reardon, left, exercise in the rain at McKinley Park on Nov. 1, 2015.
Joy Amulya, her daughter Shovha, 9, and her brother Ken Reardon, left, exercise in the rain at McKinley Park on Nov. 1, 2015. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

The National Weather Service is forecasting likely rain Sunday morning in Sacramento when thousands of California International Marathon runners hit the streets.

Forecasters say amounts though will be limited, between a tenth of an inch and a quarter of an inch, and that winds will be light.

“The brunt of precipitation should be north of Interstate 80 though,” said Idamis Del Valle, weather service meteorologist, on Saturday evening.

The early Sunday morning low temperature is expected to be 45 degrees, warming to 49 degrees at 7 a.m. when the annual marathon starts.

The race will take runners from Folsom Dam to the state Capitol. Officials will close streets along the way.

High temperature Sunday afternoon is expected to be around 57 degrees.

The storm is expected to drop snow in the mountains above the 5,000-foot elevation level and could affect travel on Interstate 80 Sunday morning and midday.

Alexei Koseff: 916-321-5236, @akoseff

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