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Showery weather expected for weekend in Sacramento

A paddle boarder returns to the shore as the sun goes down along the North Fork of the American River at Rattlesnake Bar Recreation Area, Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
A paddle boarder returns to the shore as the sun goes down along the North Fork of the American River at Rattlesnake Bar Recreation Area, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. lsterling@sacbee.com

Clouds are streaming into Northern California ahead of a low pressure system that is forecast to bring showery conditions to the Sacramento region.

Shower activity is offshore Friday. Rain for the most part won’t fall until late Friday night.

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to two inches of rainfall in the mountains and about quarter of an inch in the valley through Monday. Snow levels are predicted to be generally above 7,500-feet-elevation in the Sierra Nevada.

A cool, showery pattern is likely to continue in Northern California during the next 7 days. The detailed, long-range forecast for the region from the NWS:

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday: Showers. High near 68. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Wednesday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.

Wednesday night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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