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Stormy conditions to come after record breaking heatwave

Winds, rain, cooler temps, and even thunderstorm chances are set to arrive Saturday.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The last weekend of summer will feel more fall-like as stormy weather is set to arrive.

September kicked off with triple digit heat lasting from September 1-9. The hottest of those days were recorded at 114°F for Sacramento Executive Airport, and 116°F for Downtown Sacramento, September 6th. Just about a week later, temperatures are expected to drop as low as the upper 60s to low 70s by Sunday.

Strong winds will arrive Saturday ahead of the rain, causing 15-25 mph winds in the valley. Gusts could be as high as 30-40 mph for ridges and peaks through the Coastal Range. Sierra locations may see gusts as high as 50 mph.

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Most of the bad air quality from the Mosquito Fire will flush out foothills and the Tahoe area while areas north of Truckee and Reno will get the brunt of the smoke. Hazardous to very unhealthy air quality is expected.

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Rain will arrive along the coast beginning Saturday night into Sunday morning. Areas of Vacaville, Davis, and maybe even west Sacramento may see some wet weather starting early Sunday morning.  

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More solid rain is expected by 8 a.m. covering most inland and valley spots. On and off showers will persist through the day, even leaving a chance for some breaks in the clouds north of Sacramento. With scattered showers comes the possibility for thunderstorm chances Monday and Tuesday.

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Another surge of heavy moisture is set to arrive Monday morning for the valley and mainly the foothills, potentially bringing thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday. 

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As much as 1 to 2 inches of rain is being forecast for most communities over the Delta, Valley, and foothills. Higher totals are possible on the coast. The rain accumulation is from Saturday night through Tuesday morning.

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