An unsettled weather pattern is predicted to bring a chance of rain and snow to the foothills early next week, and the Pinecrest Lake Resort Marina announced Thursday that it will open Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service said a weak weather pattern is expected to move through the area today, with rainfall possible close to the Sierra Nevada crest.

Temperatures are expected to stay 5 to 10 degrees above normal over the weekend, before the arrival of a low-pressure trough from the Gulf of Alaska on Monday.

Foothill temperatures will drop from the low 70s on Monday to the upper 60s on Tuesday, the NWS said.

For the complete story, see the April 17, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.

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