Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA
FXUS66 KSTO 070300
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
800 PM PDT TUE OCT 6 2015
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS THE REGION THIS WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES
RETURNING TO ABOVE AVERAGE.
.DISCUSSION... (Tonight through Friday)
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the area this week.
Temperatures will be a little above seasonal normals. Highs will
mainly be in the 80s for the valley with 60s and 70s in the
mountains each day. Winds will generally be light and less than 10
mph. The ridge will start to flatten out on Friday as a system
moves into the Pacific Northwest but little change in
temperatures is expected.
.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Saturday THROUGH Tuesday)
Temperatures slighly trend down over the weekend as a weak system
passes by to the north and the upper level ridge flattens. In
spite of this, temperatures will still remain above normal, highs mid
to upper 80s for the Valley. The ridge begins to strengthen again
early next week, and could see a few low 90s potentially.
Intriguingly enough, models suggest the upper low that brought
wind and precipitation to Norcal last weekend could retrograde
westward through northern Mexico, looping around into Socal for a
second visit to California! Even if this happens, though, any
impacts with this system would be limited and likely will remain
south of the forecast area. EK
VFR conditions to continue over the next 24 hrs for the interior.