Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
250 PM PDT SAT JUN 25 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Hot and dry weather for the next week.

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.DISCUSSION...
Clear skies across the region this afternoon as subsidence
associated with the ridge covers the area. Northerly surface
pressure gradients have been relaxing, but a few gusts to around
20 mph remain in the Central Valley and surrounding foothills
terrain. Temperatures are warming up and are running about 5-10
degrees warmer compared to 24 hours ago, generally in the 70s and
80s in the mountains and 90s across the Central Valley.

Temperatures will continue to creep upward the next several days
as heights and thickness increase, and marine influence remains
nearly non-existent inland. Mid-week currently look to be the
hottest days of this heat stretch, with temperatures expected to
reach the 102 to 107 degree range across the Valley on Tuesday.

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.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)...
A strong ridge of high pressure will continue to retrograde and
build into the west over the long term forecast period, which will
continue to bring warm temperatures and mostly clear skies across
NorCal. Temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will be well above
average for the valley in the 100 to 110 range, whereas normal
temperatures are between the upper 80s and lower 90s for this time
of year.

A weak upper level trough of low pressure will approach from the
northwest, which should translate to a few degrees cooler across
the forecast area for Thursday and Friday. However, high
temperatures will still reach above normal values in the upper
90s to mid 100s. Chances for precipitation during the long term
forecast will be minimal.

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.AVIATION...
VFR conditions expected during the next 24 hours. Light wind
shifts expected for the terminals overnight through tomorrow
morning.

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

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