Afternoon Rain, Low Snow And Freezing Overnight Temperatures Ahead

SACRAMEMNTO (CBS13) – A storm system dropping down out of the north is keeping it foggy, cloudy and cool in the Sacramento region Wednesday before rain arrives.

Look for rain showers to move into the northern end of the valley around Oroville Wednesday afternoon, reaching the Sacramento area around 4 p.m.

Showers are likely for the evening commute home from work, but the rainfall total is expected to be light.

The big news with this storm is the cold air associated with it, which could bring snow levels down to 1,500 feet in the foothills overnight. There won’t be much accumulation that low, but we could see 4 to 5 inches of snow in the higher Sierra elevations by Thursday morning.

Most of the wet weather will be wrapping up pretty early Thursday morning, with lingering snow showers in the mountains.

Temperatures will stay cold all the way through the weekend, with highs Thursday through Sunday in the low 50s and overnight lows dipping below freezing in the Sacramento area.

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