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Cool temperatures, rain on the way this week

Matthew Renda
Staff Writer

The coming week in weather represents a harbinger of autumn.

Cooler-than-normal temperatures and a system with slight precipitation will greet Northern California this week, providing residents with a glimpse of the fall season just around the corner.

A low-pressure system moving through the region Tuesday will bring a dip in daytime high temperatures, which will delve into the mid-70s, before crawling back up into the 80s by Thursday, said Jason Clapp, National Weather Service forecaster.

On Friday, the mercury will fall again as the result of another low-pressure system originating in the Gulf of Alaska, Clapp said.

The weather system will also bring some precipitation to the area.

"You may get a little wet but nothing dramatic," Clapp said.

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On Saturday, the daytime high will not exceed 70 degrees for the first time since the spring season.

Temperatures will climb back into the 70s Sunday, but the coming weeks will witness below-normal temperatures for the season and average precipitation, Clapp said.

Long-term predictions for precipitation in Northern California over the course of the winter season are currently neutral, Clapp said, with no indications of an abnormally dry or wet season.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Renda, email or 530-477-4239.

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