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Soggy spell gives way to dry, warmer weather next week in Sacramento

Members of the Canadian men’s rowing team - in town for two weeks until February 28th - practice at Lake Natoma on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.
Members of the Canadian men’s rowing team - in town for two weeks until February 28th - practice at Lake Natoma on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. rpench@sacbee.com

Sacramento can expect dry weather through the work week, forecasters say, with temperatures reaching the low 70s on Monday.

Skies over the Sacramento region will continue to clear out Saturday after Friday’s unsettled weather, said National Weather Service Sacramento forecaster Nathan Owen, but morning fog is expected to linger. High temperatures will be in the 60s on Sunday, with lows in the low to mid-40s into the week.

The drier weather comes after recent days’ storms gave another boost to precipitation totals. The fast-moving system from Wednesday to Friday evening dumped more than 3 feet of snow at the highest elevations, according to the National Weather Service.

In the Sierra foothills, Placerville received 1.43 inches of rain, while Auburn totaled 1.06 inches over the same three-day span. In the Valley, Sacramento picked up nearly an inch of rain and Yuba City tallied little more than a half-inch.

Rain totals for the season in downtown Sacramento stand at 10.26 inches. That trails the 11.57 inches at this date last year and the normal season-to-date average of 13.44 inches.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith

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