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A chance of light rain is in the forecast for Wednesday in Sacramento.

Until then, look for mostly sunny skies on Tuesday as the area experiences one more day of near-perfect spring weather. The high today in Sacramento is expected to be 74 degrees in Sacramento.

Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is predicted to fall on Wednesday as a low pressure system slides south from the Pacific Northwest into Northern California.

Dry and sunny weather returns Thursday and continues into the weekend. Daily high temperatures could be in the 90s by Sunday.

The normal daily maximum in late April in Sacramento is 75 degrees. The detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West northwest wind around 8 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North northwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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