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Slight chance of rain in Sacramento through the weekend

This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, shows a cold front slowly moving through California and into the Great Basin. Unstable air follows that front, but no storms are expected in the Sacramento region for at least the next few days.
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, shows a cold front slowly moving through California and into the Great Basin. Unstable air follows that front, but no storms are expected in the Sacramento region for at least the next few days. Associated Press

The National Weather Service has downgraded its predictions of precipitation for the Sacramento region this weekend. After a rainy Friday evening, forecasters anticipate only a slight chance of more showers on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday should be partly sunny, with a high near 57 during the day. Light rain is possible after 10 a.m., with the odds rising somewhat into the evening and Sunday.

It could be dry end to what has been a fairly wet January. Sacramento has received more than 5 inches of rainfall so far this month, above average for the time of the year and a healthy recovery from 2015, which saw the driest January on record.

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

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers after 10 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Light and variable wind.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 4 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. North northwest wind around 7 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 56. North-northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Alexei Koseff: 916-321-5236, @akoseff

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