It was a wet January and that led to reservoirs filling, but February won’t start as rainy.
Despite some drizzles Tuesday morning in Sacramento and snow in the foothills and Sierra, the first week of February will be fairly dry. El Nino, though, might have more rain and snow in store for us later in the month.
Runoff from rainstorms this winter is filling Northern California reservoirs with Shasta, Oroville and Folsom lake levels moving above the levels at this time last year, according to the National Weather Service.
The wet month of January was the main cause for the big fill-up. Most locations were 100 to 250 percent of normal.
The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. East southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Light north wind.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming south southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: A chance of rain before 11pm, then a slight chance of showers after 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 60.
Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 45.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 68.