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More rain in forecast this weekend

While there is a slight chance for rain today, showers are likely Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service in Sacramento, weekend recreationists in the Sierra should be prepared for showers, thunderstorms and plunging temperatures.

The melt of the Sierra snowpack continues as well, making streams cold and extremely dangerous, the weather service said. Every spring, strong currents and hypothermia cause deaths in Northern California, so boaters, swimmers, campers and hikers are urged to use extreme caution around streams.



“This is the kind of weather you get in the springtime there,” said Harry Stockman of the Qwikcast.com weather service. “We’ll see unsettled weather through Tuesday night.”

Only a slight chance of rain exists for today, with highs in the upper 60s. Temperatures will dip to the low 40s Saturday night. The showers and thunderstorms are likely on Sunday, with temperatures dipping into the low 60s during the day and the mid-30s at night.




“The key here is a 30 percent chance (of rain) on Saturday and a 60 percent chance on Sunday,” Stockman said.

Partly cloudy conditions are predicted for Monday through Wednesday, with high temperatures staying in the mid 60s to low 70s. Lows will remain in the high 30s to low 40s.

Sunny skies are predicted to return next Thursday and bring temperatures back to seasonal highs in the 70s, with lows in the mid-40s.

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To contact senior staff writer Dave Moller, e-mail davem@theunion.com or call 477-4237.


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