Cold air is swooping south into the Sacramento area, resulting in nearly freezing morning temperatures.
The chilly overnight conditions in the wake of Sunday’s brief but blustery storm were resulting in ice on windshields and rooftops. Cover sensitive outdoor plants tonight because a cold repeat is expected.
The forecast is devoid of rain this work week. However, a chance of rain is in the advanced forecast for Saturday.
The gusty storm that hit Sacramento Sunday morning left fairly respectable precipitation, considering the short duration:
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Elk Grove: 0.32 of an inch.
Prairie City Road: 0.36.
Rio Linda: 0.47.
The detailed, seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service for the Sacramento region:
Monday: Patchy frost before 11 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 54. North northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Monday night: Patchy frost after 5 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 33. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday: Patchy frost before 11 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 54. North wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 5 a.m. Patchy frost after 5am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 31. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Patchy frost before 11 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Light and variable wind.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Friday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Saturday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Saturday night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Sunday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.