Weather forecast for Northern California: Sacramento will see rain

Northern California will see even more winter days as rain is forecast in Sacramento and elsewhere in the valley and snow is expected on the mountain passes earlier this week.

The National Weather Service office in Sacramento has forecast widespread rain accompanied by gusts of wind from Monday noon until Tuesday morning.

“Looks like NorCal will see a break from the wet weather today and at least until noon Monday,” the Weather Service meteorologists wrote on Sunday morning. forecast discussion. “Attention then turns to a wetter system later Monday through Tuesday which will feature rain, snow and wind.”

A preliminary seven day forecast for Sacramento shows significant chances of rain starting around 4 p.m. Monday, with a total of 0.8 inches of possible rain by Tuesday night.

Moderate amounts of snow are expected to accumulate over the Sierra Nevada and other mountain ranges in the region. Weather forecasters have predicted 4 to 8 inches of snow along Interstate 80 at Donner Pass and Highway 50 at Echo Summit. Mountain tops could see up to 2 feet of snow.

The weather service expects between half an inch and an inch of rain in most communities in the valley, while those in the foothills and mountains could see between 2 and 3 inches of rain.

By Wednesday, chances of rain in northern California will be reduced and the remainder of the week is expected to remain dry.

This story was originally published November 7, 2021 11:07 a.m.

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Vincent Moleski covers the latest news for The Bee and is a graduate student of literature at Sacramento State. He was born and raised in Sacramento and previously wrote for the college student newspaper, the State Hornet.

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