Reporting Anjali Hemphill
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A cold rain started falling hard on Saturday afternoon in the Sacramento area after a light mist earlier in the day, and the wet weather is expected to stick around for a while.
After rain overnight Saturday, there may be a break Sunday afternoon, but it’s expected to return Sunday night and there’s a chance of showers on and off throughout next week.
The temperature never made it above 50 on Saturday and will hover in the low 50s or high 40s for the next several days.
“I wear my beanie cap, bring my umbrella, try not to step in any puddles,” a pedestrian in midtown Sacramento said Saturday.
People were seen shopping outside at the Country Christmas Arts and Craft Fair in Auburn bundled up in jackets and umbrellas, even a dog in a rain coat.
“He hates water,” the dog’s owner told CBS13.
While the cold weather made it feel a little more like Christmas in Northern California, the rain wasn’t good for the vendors’ business.
“I sell knitted hats and scarves so the cold weather is good for me but not the rain,” one woman said. “I don’t think too many people will come out.”
After the clouds pass through on Tuesday, the overnight low is forecast to drop below freezing at 31 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Rain returns to the forecast on Wednesday and Thursday.
This weekend’s storm is expected to drop several inches of snow in the Sierra, with snow levels dropping to as low as 2,000 feet in some areas overnight Saturday.