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Sacramento could see some light rain by Thursday

Canadian scullers pass under the Folsom Lake Crossing bridge during a practice session at Lake Natoma on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Sacramento.
Canadian scullers pass under the Folsom Lake Crossing bridge during a practice session at Lake Natoma on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Sacramento. rpench@sacbee.com

The next few days will continue to be dry, but the National Weather Service said there’s hope for some wet weather coming to Sacramento towards the end of the week.

The city could see some light showers as early as Thursday, according to Courtney Obergsell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Minimal amounts of accumulation are expected, but a more active wet weather system may come by next Sunday.

It’s a little too early to predict accumulation totals for that system, Obergsell said, but Sacramentans anxious for the end of this dry spell can keep their fingers crossed for some real rain. With one more day left in the month, February’s rain total stands at 0.82 inches, 2.53 inches below normal for this time of the year.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be mostly sunny with highs in the low 70s.

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

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind around 6 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light south wind.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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