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A storm that blew through Northern California on Thursday dropped more than an inch of rain in some parts of the Sacramento region, and more rain is expected Friday.
As of 5 p.m. Thursday, downtown Sacramento had received 0.82 inches of rain during the 24-hour period, and Sacramento Executive Airport had recorded 0.78 inches, said Karl Swanberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The storm boosted the season rainfall total for downtown to 10.26 inches, or 77 percent of normal, Swanberg said.
Rainfall totals were higher in some other areas. A total of 1.11 inches was reported in Folsom, 0.92 inches in Fair Oaks, 0.87 inches in Orangevale and 1.29 inches in Auburn.
A chance of showers is forecast for Friday morning, with a 50 percent chance of rain by the afternoon. It also is expected to be breezy, with southeast winds of 10 to 15 mph and gusts up to 35 mph, Swanberg said. Rain may continue into Friday night.
The weekend is expected to be dry, with highs in the low 60s in the Sacramento area Saturday and in the upper 60s on Sunday.
The Sierra likely will see more snow on Friday, with accumulations of 2 to 5 inches at higher elevations, Swanberg said. Friday is expected to be dry with highs in the 40s to mid-50s Saturday and the mid-40s to around 60 on Sunday.
The weather service forecast for Sacramento through the weekend:
Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 8 a.m. and 5 a.m., then a slight chance of rain after 5 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. South-southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday: A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Southeast wind 9 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday night: A 40 percent chance of showers before 11 p.m. Patchy fog after 5 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with a low around 44. South-southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny with a high near 63. North-northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Patchy fog after 5 a.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy with a low around 42.
Sunday: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, sunny with a high near 67.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.