Expect more of the same weather in Sacramento for at least the next seven days, as the area will be hit with a lineup of systems. However, there could be brief breaks in between storms.
“It looks like we’ll be in this wet pattern through next week,” said meteorologist Idamis Del Valle of the National Weather Service.
Expect intermittent showers all day Saturday, with the possibility of a short break around 4 p.m. Then another system is expected to move in Saturday night, Del Valle said.
“There could be breaks Saturday and Wednesday, but it’s hard to tell,” Del Valle said. “Then another system is coming in Thursday.”
The Sierra is currently seeing rain, not snow, possibly up to a half-inch Saturday. But that could change, Del Valle cautioned. Drivers should be alert to icy conditions on highways.
Currently, there are no chain controls on Highways 50 between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, and none on Highway 80 from Sacramento to Truckee. Chain controls on Highway 80 are in effect east of Truckee to Reno. There are some chain controls on Highway 49 in the upper elevations, Del Valle said.
Saturday’s high temperature will be 56, with highs in the upper 50s Sunday and Monday. The low in Sacramento Saturday will be 48 and in the upper 40s Sunday and Monday. Wind Saturday is out of the south-southeast, 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent, with rain amounts expected between a tenth- and quarter-inch.
The extended forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region looks like this:
Saturday night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. South-southeast wind around 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday: Rain likely, mainly after 10 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 58. South-southeast wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter- and half-inch possible.
Sunday night: The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 51. South-southeast wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a half- and three-quarters of an inch possible.
Monday: Rain. High near 59. South-southeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Monday night: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 48.
Tuesday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Tuesday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Wednesday night: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Thursday: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 60.
Thursday night: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 49.
Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 57.