The National Weather Service said record low temperatures were recorded in the Sacramento area Sunday and another storm system is expected to arrive Thursday.
A freeze warning was in effect early Sunday with temperatures dropping to 31 degrees in downtown Sacramento. That same temperature was last recorded in 1952. Meanwhile, 27 degrees was recorded at Sacramento Executive Airport. The previous record in that area was 28 degrees in 2004.
A storm system is expected to bring wet and windy weather to Northern California by Thursday. The system is expected to bring snow levels to the 5,000 and 6,000 feet range.
Wind gusts are expected to be 40 mph and precipitation levels at .2 to .5 inches in the Valley and .5 to 1.5 inches in the foothills and mountains.
Power outages are possible in mountain and valley communities. Localized flooding due to leaves clogging drains is possible. Residents are advised to clear leaves from drains and gutters. Motorists are being warned about travel hazards due to slick roads and winds over Sierra passes.