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Next shot of April showers expected on Friday in Sacramento

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A spring storm is headed to Sacramento, expected to arrive on Friday.

The rain from the next weather system is expected to move across Northern California very late Thursday into Friday morning. Snow levels are forecast to drop to near 5,500-feet elevation in the Sierra Nevada.

Rainfall is predicted to be light in Sacramento. Until the spring showers, the National Weather Service reports that temperatures will take a tumble in the next two days.

After a high of 89 degrees on Tuesday, today’s maximum is predicted to come in at 81, followed by 77 on Thursday.

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: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 7 to 9 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

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

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

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

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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