Rain fell in Sacramento over weekend. Here’s how much your area got — and what’s next

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After waiting nearly a week for a fall storm in hit, Sacramento residents finally saw rain on Friday night.

Most of the rain fell during the peak of the storm on Friday night and Saturday, according to Idamis Del Valle-Shoemaker, National Weather Service meteorologist.

Over the past 72 hours, the Sacramento area received rainfall totals ranging from about 0.3 inches in the valley and downtown area to 0.47 inches of rain in the foothills.

What’s in the weather forecast for Sacramento?

The Weather Service’s forecast for the next five days calls for mostly clear and sunny skies.

Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, is expected to be sunny with highs in the upper 60s in Sacramento, according to the NWS forecast.

Over the next five days, the National Weather Service is forecasting mostly clear and sunny skies.

How much did it rain in Sacramento area?

Here are 72-hour rainfall totals for the Sacramento region, as of 5 a.m. Monday, according to Sara Purdue, National Weather Service meteorologist:

  • Sacramento: 0.35 inches of rain

  • Rocklin: 0.31 inches of rain

  • Roseville: 0.44 inches of rain

  • Sacramento International Airport: 0.39 inches of rain

  • Rancho Cordova: 0.32 inches of rain

  • Sacramento Mather Airport: 0.40 inches of rain

  • Fair Oaks: 0.43 inches of rain

  • El Dorado Hills: 0.47 inches of rain

  • Citrus Heights: 0.43 inches of rain

How does this rainy season compare to 2022?

Since Oct. 1, downtown Sacramento has received 1.07 inches of rain, Del Valle-Shoemaker said.

That’s slightly less than the amount of rainfall the area received from Oct. 1 to Nov. 20, 2022.

During the same time period last year downtown Sacramento recorded 1.16 inches of precipitation, Del Valle-Shoemaker said.

The normal rainfall average for the area is 1.8 inches, the meteorologist said.

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