How much more rain is coming to Sacramento and when will it stop? Here’s the latest

Paul Kitagaki Jr./pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Rain drenched Sacramento over the weekend, with the downtown area getting 1.75 inches on Saturday — the third wettest Dec. 3 in the city’s history — and it’s not stopping yet.

Between Thursday and Sunday, the city received a total of more than 2.6 inches of precipitation.

Rain is expected to continue through Monday and Tuesday, according to the service’s seven-day outlook. There is a chance of rain Thursday to Sunday.

How much rain is coming?

Rainfall totals for Monday are expected around 0.10 to 0.25 inches..

That said, thunderstorms are possible after 10 a.m. and could result in higher amounts. Monday night into Tuesday, rain is expected before 4 a.m., totaling less than 0.10 inches.

On Tuesday, there’s a 20% chance of rain before 10 a.m. with expected totals of less than 0.10 inches.

While some parts of the valley are thirsting for more rain, according to the National Weather Service, Sacramento, along with Stockton and Modesto, is starting the water year a little above normal. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 4, Sacramento is 0.74 inches above normal.

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When will it stop?

Sacramento will see dry weather by tomorrow afternoon, but it’ll only last until Thursday when chances of rain arise again.

The unsettled pattern of rain could continue into next week, Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist with the weather service said Monday, but the details are uncertain at the moment. Sunday is as far out as the agency can forecast.

If you’re on the early morning commute, the service is advising people to drive slowly, use their headlights and leave some space between their car and others during these conditions.

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