More rain to hit Sacramento this weekend. Here’s how much and when it will start
Sacramentans, brace yourself for another wet and windy weekend.
The capital city will see more rain, following Friday morning showers, throughout the weekend. Heavy snow will fall over the Tahoe region Saturday night, causing travel delays and “extremely difficult mountain travel.”
“Around here it won’t be too impactful,” said Cory Mueller, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. “Obviously we’ll have to deal with some rain and wind, but over the mountains, mountain travel will be pretty tough.”
Roughly 6 to 15 inches of snow is anticipated to drop in areas above 4,000 feet, according to the weather service, while areas above 6,000 feet could see 15 to 30 inches.
Tahoe travel ‘extremely difficult’ this weekend due to winter storm. Here’s what to expect
Here’s what you can expect in Sacramento this weekend.
Sacramento weekend weather forecast
Rain will continue through the weekend with an 80% chance of showers on Saturday to start roughly around 5 p.m., and continue on and off through the night into Sunday. A 60% chance of showers on Sunday is also predicted, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Foggy and windy conditions are also predicted.
Here is a look at the radar this morning. Light showers are moving through the area. That will continue this morning into the early afternoon. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/PoEP7zVKPC
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) February 3, 2023
“We’re looking at at gusts of 25 to 30 here in Sacramento,” Mueller said. “But just as you head up over the Sierra there they can see gusts of 50 or so.”
The weekend rain is predicted to drop about one to two inches of rain over Sacramento, Mueller said.
Temperature lows will hit 39 degrees on Sunday night, and temperature highs will reach 61 degrees on Saturday, according to the Weather Service forecast.
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