Sacramento weather update: ‘Constant rain’ and snow head to Northern California

Overnight showers dropped less than an inch of rain over the Sacramento area on Thursday night.

Though Friday will be sunny for the larger chunk of the day, the National Weather Service predicts this weekend’s storm to bring up to two inches of rain.

The storm is anticipated to move in during the overnight hours Friday with “constant rain on Saturday,” said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the weather service.

Temperature highs through the weekend will remain around 50 degrees with lows dipping to the high 30s degrees on Sunday.

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Wind gusts through the Sacramento area are predicted from 40 to 45 miles per hour, Chandler-Cooley said. With wind advisories beginning Friday night and through Saturday.

Sunday there is also a chance of showers. Then there will be patchy fog to start the week on Monday into Tuesday, according to the NWS seven-day weather forecast.

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The Sierras received roughly two to seven inches of snow Thursday night, Chandler-Cooley said. Though this weekend snow fall will be much more significant with two to five feet falling over the mountains and continuing into Monday.

In South Lake Tahoe, temperatures highs for Saturday will be at 40 degrees with lows at 17 degrees. Then on Sunday temperature highs will be at 31 degrees with lows dipping to 10 degrees.

It is still highly discouraged to travel to the mountains this weekend. Whiteout conditions are expected Saturday and high winds of 50 to 65 miles per hour are anticipated.

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