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Showers still on the way for Sacramento area Wednesday night

Don’t put the umbrella away. Map shows the precipitation forecast for Wednesday through Thursday.
Don’t put the umbrella away. Map shows the precipitation forecast for Wednesday through Thursday. National Weather Service

With another shot of April showers expected this week, don’t be surprised to see a repeat of fluctuating temperatures as well.

Between Thursday and Sunday, temperatures are predicted to vary by about 20 degrees.

Not much will change today, however. The weather we had Monday is likely to occur Tuesday as well.

The high on Monday was 74 degrees in Sacramento. The predicted maximum today under partly sunny skies is 72 degrees.

The next weather system moves into Northern California Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. Up to a quarter of an inch of rain could fall in Sacramento and snowfall might be seen at the 5,000-feet elevation level in the Sierra Nevada.

The high temperature is forecast to only reach 66 degrees on Thursday. However, temperatures are expected to ramp up fairly quickly, rising to 85 on Sunday and 88 on Monday.

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,

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

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

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. South southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Rain likely after 11pm. Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west northwest in the morning.

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

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 53.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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