Sunny with highs in 70s for Valley. Rain and snow return Friday.

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SACRAMENTO AREA FORECAST: April 23, 2014 at 5 a.m.

TODAY: A mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 70s. Sierra highs will be in the 50s with partly cloudy skies.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid 40s. Sierra skies will be partly cloudy with lows in the 20s.

THURSDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy again. Temperatures will warm to the mid 70s. Sierra highs will warm to the 50s. Shower chances in the Valley by evening.

FRIDAY: A stronger weather system brings rain, snow and possible thunderstorms. Highs will be in the 60s for the valley. Sierra highs will be in the 30s. We could see 6" of snow at the pass levels and a foot of snow for resorts.

SATURDAY: Clearing valley skies. Highs will stay in the 60s. There's a chance of rain and snow showers for the Sierra with highs near 40.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy and slightly warmer with highs near 70. Sierra skies will be cloudy with a chance of lingering showers. Highs in the 40s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny with highs near 80. Partly cloudy for the Sierra with highs near 60.

TUESDAY: Sunny and warm. Highs in the mid 80s. Sierra highs warm to the mid 60s.

News10 Meteorologist Rob Carlmark

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