Mother’s Day should be mostly dry, following more rains Saturday as a system in the foothills shifts west into the Sacramento area.
Those rains could linger early Sunday before clearer skies return in the afternoon and evening, said Nathan Owen, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
55.2 Inches of precipitation since Oct. 1 in the Department of Water Resource’s Northern Sierra 8-station index.
As of Saturday morning, five-hundredths of an inch of rain had fallen in downtown Sacramento during the previous 24 hours and about two-hundredths of an inch at Sacramento International Airport.
The heavier precipitation in the foothills and other parts of Northern California bolstered what already has been a much-improved water year.
As of Saturday, the state Department of Water Resource reported 55.2 inches of precipitation in the Northern Sierra’s 8-station index since Oct. 1, or 120 percent of the May 7 average.
A high of 76 is expected for Sunday with a low of 53.
Next week looks to be clear and warm in the Sacramento area, with high temperatures in the low- to mid-80s, Owen said.