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Cold, wet weather heading toward Modesto region

Modesto will get a brief respite from the cold rainy temperatures that hit over the weekend, but a series of storm systems will be moving into the area later this week.

Today's high temperature will top out at about 10 degrees warmer than Monday, with a predicted high of 80. The pleasant temperatures will continue through Wednesday until a series of systems from the Gulf of Alaska start heading south, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Holly Osborne.

Come Thursday, clouds will move in over the valley, with a 20 percent chance of rain Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Daytime highs will cool down to the upper 60s and low 70s – five to 10 degrees cooler than average temperatures for this time of year. Nighttime lows will be in the low to mid 50s, according to Osborne.

The rainy conditions could spill over into next week but Osborne said early predictions indicate a northern shift in the storm patterns, leaving Modesto on the border of the system.

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