Pleasant weekend in store for Sacramento region after Friday’s good soak

After a solid bout of rain showers Friday, the Sacramento region will enjoy a pleasant weekend with temperatures topping out in the low 70s under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

Storm totals from Friday were impressive, particularly in the northern Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. Redding Airport recorded 2.81 inches of rain through 8 p.m. Friday, while Pollock Pines saw 2.08 inches and Jackson had 1.28 inches, according to NWS.

In the metropolitan area, Sacramento recorded 0.40 inches downtown, while Rancho Cordova had 0.77 inches.

The Sierra Nevada enjoyed some late season snow, with 22 inches recorded at the Sugar Bowl summit and 20 inches at Soda Springs, according to NWS. A handful of ski resorts remain open this weekend, including Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Heavenly and Mt. Rose.

While it’s expected to remain dry most of the weekend, there’s a 20 percent chance rain could return by Sunday evening.

Here’s the forecast through Monday from NWS:

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. North northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

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