SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – After a mostly dry January and a sunny start to February, the Sacramento region will see a brief period of wet weather.

It looks like the timing of the rain showers Thursday should hold off until after the morning commute, arriving in the Sacramento area by about noon, CBS13 meteorologist Laura Skirde said. Most rain totals will be light, less than .25 of an inch.

There is a chance of some afternoon thunderstorms that could produce small hail, gusty winds and higher rainfall totals.

Snow will also begin in the Sierra on Thursday afternoon, with 3-7 inches of accumulation possible through Friday.

Colder temperatures arriving on Friday could also bring snow levels down into the foothills, perhaps as low as 2,500 feet.

We’ll see light rain showers in the valley again on Friday, with the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms.

Most of the wet weather will be done by Friday night, leaving us with mostly clear but cool weather over the weekend, where overnight temperatures could drop down to freezing levels again.


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