When will rain return to Sacramento? See the weather forecast for the week

After a sunny start to the week, rain is on its way to Sacramento.

Rain showers were predicted to start Monday evening and continue into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Light rain showers impact the Valley this afternoon and evening,” with rainfall “heaviest in the foothills and portions of the Northern Sacramento Valley,” the weather service said Monday morning in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Those planning to be on the road during the rain will experience slick road conditions, according to the weather service.

The weather service is advising motorists to take extra time during their commutes during the rainy period.

What’s in the weather forecast for Sacramento?

“We’re looking at a weak system that will move through the area,” National Weather Service meteorologist Courtney Carpenter said Monday morning.

“The system is moving on shore up north right now and it will push southeast across the area and reach Sacramento this evening until overnight time frame,” Carpenter said.

Showers are likely between 11 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to the weather service’s seven-day forecast, with the overnight temperature dipping to 50 degrees.

The chance of showers continues Tuesday before noon, according to the weather service’s forecast.

Temperatures will reach a high of 64 degrees and a low of 44 degrees.

Clear, sunny skies are forecast in Sacramento through the rest of the week, the weather service said, but there is a possibility of gusty winds.

“We’re expecting gusty winds later Wednesday and Friday,” Carpenter said, reaching “30 to 40 miles an hour across the Sacramento area mainly on Thursday.”

Wednesday will see a high of 65 degrees and a low of 47 degrees.

On Thursday, temperatures will begin to warm up with the high reaching 71 degrees and the low dropping to 47 degrees.

The warming trend continues Friday with a high of 74 degrees and a low of 45 degrees.

On Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will reach highs of about 74 degrees and lows of around 47 degrees.

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