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Light showers headed for Sacramento

Lightning lights up the sky during an electrical storm over El Dorado County on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Light rain may roll into Sacramento Sunday night and Wednesday this week, with mild spring days sprinkled throughout the rest of the week.
Lightning lights up the sky during an electrical storm over El Dorado County on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Light rain may roll into Sacramento Sunday night and Wednesday this week, with mild spring days sprinkled throughout the rest of the week. rbenton@sacbee.com

Sacramento may see some light showers this week amid mild spring days, according to the National Weather Service.

A low pressure system may drop some rain on the city Sunday evening as temperatures dip into the high 40s. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in the foothills and the mountains. After the skies clear, the NWS expects Monday and Tuesday to be mostly sunny with highs in the high 60s and low 70s.

By Wednesday, another low pressure system is expected in the area, bringing a chance of a little more rain during the day and into the evening. Mild, mostly sunny weather should return for Thursday and Friday, according to the NWS.

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

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. West wind 10 to 14 mph becoming north northwest in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

A storm with wind and rain moves through our area. Street scenes in downtown Modesto. Joan Barnett Lee / jlee@modbee.com

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