SACRAMENTO AREA FORECAST 12/18/2013 5:00 a.m.
Air quality is forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive people in Sacramento county. Unhealthy for all in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. All burning is again prohibited for Sacramento, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties Wednesday. Bay area will have record 11th straight Spare the Air day.
TODAY: A weather system begins to approach the coast which will bring partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Sierra highs near 50. Gusty Sierra winds.
TONIGHT: Temperatures will drop to near 40 overnight some patchy fog and partly cloudy skies. Sierra temperatures will be near 20 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Scattered showers possible in the Valley, and light snow above 3,000 ft.
THURSDAY: The approaching weather system will bring a slight chance of rain to the valley early then clearing afternoon skies and becoming windy. Light snow is possible in the Sierra with a few inches possible at the highest elevation. Valley highs will drop to the upper 50s. Sierra highs will drop to the 20s. Wind gusts behind the passing weather system be near 45mph in the valley and 55mph in the Sierra.
FRIDAY: Dry conditions return with highs near 60 under mostly sunny skies. Partly cloudy in the Sierra with highs in the low 40s.
THE WEEKEND: Mostly sunny skies return with highs in the low to mid 60s for the valley. The Sierra will see highs in the 40s.
MONDAY: Mostly sunny and mild with highs near 60. Sierra highs will be near 50 with partly cloudy skies.
CHRISTMAS EVE: Good travel weather with mostly sunny and mild with highs staying near 60. Sierra skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the 40s.
We don't see any significant storms before Christmas, or past Christmas at this point.
NEWS10 Meteorologist Rob Carlmark