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FXUS66 KSTO 042222

322 PM PDT SUN OCT 4 2015

After yesterday`s storm, most of NorCal is a little cooler (except
for Redding/Red Bluff vicinity) and winds are trending lighter.
Mild weather with near to slightly below temperatures through
Tuesday. Warming begins Wednesday.


Have not made any significant changes to the short term forecast
this afternoon. The upper low that impacted NorCal last night is
now over SoCal. Current radar showing just minimal shower activity
to our east in Nevada and some light activity just south of our
region in the San Joaquin valley as moisture wraps
counterclockwise around the top of the low. Slight chance that
some showers may linger in the SE corner of our CWA into Monday
but things are looking fairly dry this afternoon. Winds are on the
decline with just local areas getting moderate gusts around 15-25
mph. Winds will continue to lessen tonight as we enter a milder
weather pattern through midweek.

Daytime highs should range near to slightly below normal into
Tuesday as that low hovers over SoCal. By Tuesday night/Wednesday
morning, the low starts tracking eastward and high pressure
ridging builds into NorCal. This will cause a warming trend
midweek and temperatures will finally nudge several degrees above
normal by Wednesday as drier weather continues. JBB


Strong upper level high pressure ridging will keep dry weather
and unseasonably warm temperatures Thursday through the weekend.
Temperatures are expected to peak Saturday, with highs in the
lower 90s across the Valley. Slightly cooler temperatures arrive
next Sunday, as a weak system brushes by to the north. So far, it
looks like any precipitation with that system will remain to the
north and west of the area. EK


VFR conditions expected over the next 24 hours. A few light
showers possible with local MVFR cigs over the Sierra Nevada south
of KTVL through Monday evening. Breezy north to northeast winds
still possible through around 01z for the Northern Sacramento
valley and northern mountains, gusting to around 20kt, with
lighter winds overnight. EK


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