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Slight chance of rain persists for afternoon, evening Easter Sunday

Land Park Sunday morning after the storm

All the birds were out in Land Park after the storm earlier this month, March 2016. A group of turkey vultures was hanging around the duck pond, fighting over something dead.
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All the birds were out in Land Park after the storm earlier this month, March 2016. A group of turkey vultures was hanging around the duck pond, fighting over something dead.

The National Weather Service forecasts a sunny Saturday in the 70s and a slight chance of rain later on Easter Sunday.

Travis Wilson, with the NWS, says there is a 20 percent chance Sacramento could have some rain on Easter. “There is a possibility we could get showers here, late tomorrow afternoon into the evening,” Wilson says.

The NWS reports that the possible Easter showers will bring cooler air and temperatures early next week, in the early 60s.

A low pressure system that drops out of the Gulf of Alaska could increase Sunday cloud coverage, the NWS reports.

A weekend drive through the Sierras should be a breeze. Saturday’s snow levels are between 7,000 and 8,000 feet and will lower Sunday evening after 5 p.m. to about 6,500 feet. Monday morning snow levels will drop between 3,000 and 4,000 feet, Wilson says. The total snowfall for the weekend is expected to be around 6 inches at the passes, Wilson says.

The detailed NWS 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region is as follows:

Detailed Forecast

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

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