CA rain forecast is modified

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)

Forecasters are backing off predictions of record-setting rare June rains across the San Francisco and Sacramento regions.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service said the inch of rain that had been forecast for Monday and Tuesday will likely be less than a quarter of an inch in urban areas. Coastal mountain areas north of San Francisco could see more.

Still, rain in June is unusual in California. The state generally does not see summer precipitation because of a semi-permanent Pacific high pressure system that pushes storms north into Oregon and Washington.

On Monday, the Sacramento Executive Airport recorded its first precipitation in June since records were kept in the 1940s.

San Francisco has seen wet Junes, most recently on June 28, 2011, when 8/10 of an inch fell.

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