What to expect for rain in Northern California on Sunday, Monday

September is often a month with big changes as summer turns to fall, and this particular September is no different as off-and-on rain showers bring a flash flooding watch to nearby burn scars. Sunday and the next couple of days will bring more weather changes to Northern California, our weather team says. “Today will be a little bit more hit and miss as this low is now setting up off the coast and it’s going to be a slow mover so it’s going to hang around for the next couple of days,” meteorologist Eileen Javora said on Sunday. “I think tomorrow is our better rain that’s going to fall in the Valley and into the Foothills.” Breezy with clouds & some rain late SundayA steady breeze will continue on Sunday as the same storm system lingers offshore. Clouds are expected to increase across the entire area. The showers will be hit-and-miss. There is a chance for some light, scattered showers to move into the Valley. However, many places, especially east of Sacramento have a chance to stay dry most of the day. What we know about the beginning of the weekThis West Coast weather system will be a very slow mover. Forecast models show it continuing to sit just offshore into early next week, sending clouds and showers inland. At this point, it looks like Monday morning commuters will be looking at a wet drive. KCRA 3 is calling Monday a weather alert day since it is the first rain of the season and the morning commute could be slippery as folks hit the roads. There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers look to taper off during Tuesday. Clouds may be stubborn into Wednesday. By Thursday and Friday, we will see a warming trend with the possibility of hitting 90 by Saturday. Amounts of rain with this 3-day rain event look uncertain. If this storm system stays just to the west or north of Sacramento, rain totals should be meaningful in a lot of places. If this system slips farther south, rain totals would be significantly diminished.(Click through the weather map room below to find the 7-day forecast, temperatures across Northern California and more.)Flash flooding watchThe National Weather Service has issued a flash flooding watch for parts of Northern California for Tuesday. The Mosquito Fire burn scar is under the watch from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening. Heavy downpours associated with the chance of thunderstorms are a concern for the Sierra and the Foothills, meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn said on Sunday.People who live near the burn scar should be prepared for potential ash and flow impacts.Strong winds cause power outages across Sacramento CountyTens of thousands of SMUD customers were without power on Sunday evening as the storm rolled through the area. The first outage was in Rio Linda where more than 10,000 customers were without power due to a pole snapping in half and smoking. The second outage was in downtown Sacramento where more than 5,000 customers were without power due to a tree falling on a power line. Expect high temperatures in the 70s Sunday through Tuesday. Morning lows will be in the 50s.The average high temperature for Sacramento at this point in the season is 90 degrees.Sign up for daily weather forecasts and severe weather alerts for your location by CLICKING HERE.

September is often a month with big changes as summer turns to fall, and this particular September is no different as off-and-on rain showers bring a flash flooding watch to nearby burn scars.

Sunday and the next couple of days will bring more weather changes to Northern California, our weather team says.

“Today will be a little bit more hit and miss as this low is now setting up off the coast and it’s going to be a slow mover so it’s going to hang around for the next couple of days,” meteorologist Eileen Javora said on Sunday. “I think tomorrow is our better rain that’s going to fall in the Valley and into the Foothills.”

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Breezy with clouds & some rain late Sunday

A steady breeze will continue on Sunday as the same storm system lingers offshore.

Clouds are expected to increase across the entire area. The showers will be hit-and-miss.

There is a chance for some light, scattered showers to move into the Valley. However, many places, especially east of Sacramento have a chance to stay dry most of the day.

What we know about the beginning of the week

This West Coast weather system will be a very slow mover. Forecast models show it continuing to sit just offshore into early next week, sending clouds and showers inland.

At this point, it looks like Monday morning commuters will be looking at a wet drive. KCRA 3 is calling Monday a weather alert day since it is the first rain of the season and the morning commute could be slippery as folks hit the roads. There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Showers look to tap off during Tuesday. Clouds may be stubborn into Wednesday. By Thursday and Friday, we will see a warming trend with the possibility of hitting 90 by Saturday.

Amounts of rain with this 3-day rain event look uncertain. If this storm system stays just to the west or north of Sacramento, rain totals should be meaningful in a lot of places. If this system slips farther south, rain totals would be significantly diminished.

(Click through the weather map room below to find the 7-day forecast, temperatures across Northern California and more.)

Flash flooding watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flooding watch for parts of Northern California for Tuesday.

The Mosquito Fire burn scar is under the watch from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

Heavy downpours associated with the chance of thunderstorms are a concern for the Sierra and the Foothills, meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn said on Sunday.

People who live near the burn scar should be prepared for potential ash and debris flow impacts.

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Strong winds cause power outages across Sacramento County

Tens of thousands of SMUD customers were without power on Sunday evening as the storm rolled through the area.

The first outage was in Rio Linda where more than 10,000 customers were without power due to a pole snapping in half and smoking.

The second outage was in downtown Sacramento where more than 5,000 customers were without power due to a tree falling on a power line.

Temperature trend

Rain or no rain, this offshore system will instigate another cool-down. Expect high temperatures in the 70s Sunday through Tuesday. Morning lows will be in the 50s.

The average high temperature for Sacramento at this point in the season is 90 degrees.

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