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Sacramento gets a small bump in rainfall totals

Snow falls at Kirkwood in April

This footage was captured Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Kirkwood Mountain. Kirkwood received a foot of new snow in the most recent storm.
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This footage was captured Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Kirkwood Mountain. Kirkwood received a foot of new snow in the most recent storm.

Sacramento’s rainfall total crept up slightly over the weekend – the city received 0.38 inches of rain by mid-morning Sunday.

Rain started falling late Friday night, dropping 0.02 inches on the city. Saturday saw almost a quarter-inch of accumulation and about 0.15 inches fell Sunday morning. There is a chance for showers Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Total rainfall for the season beginning on Oct. 1 is 15.28 inches, or 84 percent of normal.

Clouds will linger for most of the week, but rain isn’t expected until a system moves into the area Wednesday night into Thursday, according to NWS Forecaster Karl Swanberg. Early predictions are for sunny skies next weekend.

Some ski resorts reported receiving from five to 12 inches of snow overnight.

The detailed, 7-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:

Today: Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 66. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South southeast wind around 6 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Light and variable wind.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 7 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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