Monday relatively dry following record-breaking weekend rainfall

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — After record-breaking rainfall Sunday in Sacramento, more rain is expected Monday morning.

The all-time one-day rainfall record for Sacramento, set in 1880, was broken Sunday after 5.44 inches of rain was recorded in downtown Sacramento

All-time one-day rainfall records were also broken at Sacramento Executive Airport and Blue Canyon, with 5.41 and 10.40 inches recorded respectively. 

Before this weekend, Sacramento had only recorded 4.89 inches of rain in all of 2021. 

The rain, which is the result of a bomb cyclone, prompted warnings from the National Weather Service that roadways and small streams could experience flooding.  

NWS also extended its Flood Advisory until noon Monday. 

The Sacramento Valley is expected to be mostly dry by 10 a.m., with rain moving east and shifting south. The San Joaquin Valley will likely see the most rain Monday. 

There is a slight chance for thunderstorms Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with small hail, heavy downpours and lightning. 

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 11 p.m. Monday for areas above 6,000 feet, the National Weather Service said.

Spotty showers are possible Tuesday, but it will be nothing like the past week’s rain. Many areas will remain dry. 

By Wednesday, the highs should reach 70 degrees with no rain forecasted.

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