Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
926 AM PDT Sat Mar 28 2015

.Synopsis...
Mainly warm and dry weather will continue into next week for most
of the region. Weak systems may bring a few showers to the
mountains this Sunday into early next week.

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.Discussion...
A weak wave is moving through the southern part of the CWA today
and is producing some high clouds over the Sacramento area. The
wave will continue to push south and east during the day. Surface
high pressure building in behind that wave will result in
northerly winds today with local gusts up to around 25 mph over
the north and west side of the valley. Temperatures should cool
slightly over yesterdays highs but still look to warm up to around
80 degrees for most places today to the mid 80s for some warmer
spots over the north end of the valley. Currently the north end of
the valley is running a couple of degrees warmer while the
southern end is around 5 degrees cooler.

A weak ridge will be over the area Sunday and Monday with
temperatures not too much different than today`s highs. On Tuesday
a weak system will pass by to the north and may bring a few
showers over Shasta County with areas to the south remaining dry
and cooler.

&&


.Extended Discussion (Wednesday through Saturday)

Broad weak upper trough continues over the region Wednesday
beneath the larger scale ridge along the west coast. Looks like
precipitation chances will be mainly limited to areas near the
Oregon border and temperatures will be close to normal. Ridging
returns late in the week for a gradual warm-up.

&&

.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours. Northerly surface winds with gusts
up to 25kts in Valley. Some cumulus development over the mountains
in the afternoon today especially over the the Sierra. There is a
slight chance of showers around Yosemite and to the south.


&&

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

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