Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 281030

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
330 AM PDT TUE JUN 28 2016

Hot and mainly dry weather this week. A few late day thunderstorms
possible mid-week over the mountains.


Clear skies across interior NorCal early this morning with high
pressure overhead. Satellite imagery shows some mid and high
clouds associated with the beginning of the Southwest Monsoon
creeping into central California. Current temps are mild,
generally ranging from the upper 40s in the colder mountain
valleys to the mid 60s to around 80 elsewhere.

Strong ridging remains over the area the next several days
resulting in a continuation of hot weather across interior NorCal.
The marine layer remains squashed (less than 1000 feet in depth),
so it won`t factor much again today. Highs today are expected to
be pretty similar to Monday`s across much of the area.

A smidgen of cooling may develop by Wednesday in the Delta Breeze
influenced areas as heights aloft begin to decrease a bit allowing
the marine layer to deepen a bit. Heat will continue well inland
through the end of the week.

Some monsoonal moisture will be making its way northward along the
crest through Thursday of this week. Some isolated afternoon
thunderstorms may be possible, mainly south of Tahoe. Some late
day activity may attempt to pop over the northern Coast Range
beginning Wednesday as the mid-level cap erodes a bit, but this is
more in doubt given more limited airmass moisture.


A broad upper level trough will remain situated along the West
Coast this upcoming weekend and into early next week. Dry weather
is expected through this time period, with seasonal temperatures
(low 90s across the Valley) and stronger onshore flow through the
Delta. Dang


VFR conditions expected for the terminals during the next 24 hour
period. Light wind shifts are expected for the Sacramento area and
in the northern valley overnight.


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


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