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Weak storm system expected to bring showers Wednesday, Thursday

Soggy weekend in San Francisco

While April showers kept some north state residents indoors over the weekend, the hardy enjoyed the wet weather, including those who traipsed the muddy 1.7-mile coastal trail that starts at the Cliff House and ends near China Beach. In Sacramento,
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While April showers kept some north state residents indoors over the weekend, the hardy enjoyed the wet weather, including those who traipsed the muddy 1.7-mile coastal trail that starts at the Cliff House and ends near China Beach. In Sacramento,

April showers that fell over the weekend are likely to occur again in Northern California starting Wednesday night.

A low-pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska is predicted to push a fast-moving cold front southward through the north state, according to the National Weather Service. The return of showers is expected to continue through Thursday.

But the system is likely to deliver only a tenth to two-tenths of an inch of rain to the Sacramento area, said Tom Dang, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

“It is not going to be a strong one for us in Sacramento,” Dang said.

Nor will it be a major snow-dumper, he said. Areas of the Sierra above 5,000 feet could receive 4 to 8 inches of new snow.

The weekend spring storm brought showers to a wide swath of the north state. The rainy conditions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday dropped modest amounts of precipitation.

In San Francisco, the showers produced 0.60 of an inch, while in Sacramento just 0.38 of an inch was recorded. The little storm system was the first April rainfall this year for both cities.

Sacramento’s rainfall for the season stands at 15.28 inches, which is 84 percent of normal for April 11.

Highs in the Sacramento area Monday were in the low 70s, and a high near 72, with partly sunny skies, is forecast for Tuesday. Wednesday’s high is expected to be about 71 degrees with a 50 percent chance of showers after 11 p.m.

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

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

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. South wind around 8 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. South-southeast wind around 8 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. South-southwest wind around 7 mph.

Wednesday night: 50 percent chance of showers after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 9 mph.

Thursday: 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 51.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with low around 54.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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