Showers will taper off across Northern Calfiornia by Monday afternoon as a frontal system moves south and east of the area.
High pressure will bring a return of dry weather along with milder temperatures for the rest of the week. Breezy northerly winds are likely Tuesday.
Satellite and radar imagery showed the frontal band is finally on the move toward the south and east as the upper trough nears the coast.
Light showers were in the valley and was as far south as Stockton, and the back edge of precip now extends from around Yreka to Weaverville to west of Ukiah.
The rain is forecasted to end between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Sacramento and by early afternoon in the northern Sierray.
Travelers over I80 + US50 this morning should use caution. Snow levels are 5500 feet, with 2-3 inches of wet snow on road at passes #cawx— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 10, 2014
The National Weather Service is offering a more positive forecast for the likelihood of a wet December in California.
Snow and light showers are expected to return to the region.
It's was a wet commute for Sacramento-area motorists Thursday morning. But forecasters say it's expected to be dry this weekend.
The hot weather will be in the Sacramento region for a few more days, but some relief is on the way.
UPDATED: For the past two days in a row, Reno has logged record high temperatures.