Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
106 PM PST FRI FEB 5 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Dry weather and warm temperatures are expected for this weekend
into at least the middle of next week.

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.DISCUSSION...
Another beautiful day across the area with little in the way of
cloud cover and temperatures rebounding nicely from this morning.
A weak system will move onshore tonight but will encounter
building ridge. Moisture is limited so at best, only expecting a
few showers across northern Shasta County. Fog formation was
patchy and limited this morning to the Valley, generally south of
Sacramento. Expect that to be the case Saturday morning.
Otherwise, ridge will continue to amplify with dry weather and warming
trend into early next week. Monday looks to be the warmest day
with Valley sites in the 70s and higher elevations in the 60s. A
few locations may come close to daily records (like Sacramento and
Stockton).

CEO

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.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Tuesday THROUGH Friday)
Robust ridging will slowly shift eastward into mid-week with dry
weather and above normal temperatures for Tues-Weds. As ridge
shifts east, temperatures will see a gradual cooling trend but
will still be a degree or two above normal by the end of the work
week. Model differences remain for the end of the week and into
the weekend, regarding the breakdown of the ridge. Still a chance
for some precip by the end of the period but at this point, not
looking like anything substantial. Will have to wait and see.

CEO

&&

.AVIATION...
A very weak system will brush Northern California this evening
and may bring a few sprinkles to the northern mountains. Ceilings
should not be an issue as they are expected to only lower to
around 10 kft. KMYV and southward may be clear enough tonight for
some patchy fog, otherwise, VFR conditions with light and variable
winds.

&&

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

&&

$$



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