Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA
FXUS66 KSTO 010416
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
916 PM PDT Tue Sep 30 2014
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with breezy to locally
windy north to east winds tonight and Wednesday as high pressure
builds across the region.
Tonight into Wednesday the surface gradient increases over Oregon
and into the Great Basin. Winds will become breezy to locally
windy first over the mountains tonight and over parts of the west
side of the Sacramento valley and then over the remainder of the
Sacramento valley and delta Wednesday morning. Winds should peak
late morning through the middle afternoon hours. High temperatures
will warm by several degrees for most locations.
Light winds with clear skies for the valley Wednesday night may
allow for temperatures to cool into the 40s for many spots.
The lighter winds will and building high pressure will warm Thursday`s
temperatures...mainly to around 90 degrees in the valley as high
pressure continues to build over the region. Temperatures will
continue to warm Friday and Saturday.
.Extended Discussion (Saturday through Tuesday)
Strong, warm high pressure will continue to sit over Northern
California, bringing well above normal temperatures for the
weekend and into early next week. The peak of the heat looks to be
Saturday, before the ridge flattens out a bit for Sunday and
Monday allowing for a few degrees of cooling. Light north winds
will continue to dry out the region through Monday. Models are
hinting at a weak closed low off the coast early next week which
could bring some additional cooling for Tuesday.
VFR conditions next 24 hours. Mainly northerly winds increasing
tonight with sustained surface winds 10 to 25 knots higher
terrain and west side of the Sacramento valley beginning after 06z.
Winds will peak Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.