Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
1011 PM PDT SAT JUL 23 2016


.SYNOPSIS...
Dry with a gradual warming trend through the week. Triple digit
heat expected in the Central Valley with high temperatures well
above normal.

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.DISCUSSION...
Warm evening in progress with little delta breeze influence. Skies
will remain clear with light winds overnight. Current forecast is
on track no evening update needed.

.PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...
A light northerly flow today within the valley will end up
helping to warm temperatures up to between 100 and 106 degrees for
today. Marine layer is shallow and under 1000 feet deep but
stratus should increase along the coast over the next 24-36 hours.

The air flow will reverse direction for Sunday but inland areas
will remain hot and generally between 100 and 105. Sunday night
the delta breeze looks to be moderate to strong and there should
be a decent amount of stratus returning to the Bay Area. That
should help to reduce temperatures slightly for Monday.

Tuesday is when the high pressure from the southwest begins to
build over our area and temperatures will likely range from 103
to 110 degrees throughout the valley. The hottest temperatures
over the Northern Sacramento valley.

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.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Wednesday THROUGH Saturday)

High pressure remains in control thru the extended period with dry
conditions and well above normal temperatures. Valley highs will
be in the triple digits with 80s/90s across higher elevations.
This is some 5-12 degrees above normal but below daily records. Still
looks like monsoonal moisture will remain south of the area
through the end of the work week. Models continue to hint that a
slight cool down (perhaps central Valley temps back into the 90s)
may be in the works for next weekend as weak troughing approaching
West Coast.

CEO

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR conditions next 24 hours with clear skies and winds 5-15kts.

&&

.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

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