Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 302309

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
309 PM PST Wed Nov 30 2016

Breezy north winds Thursday and Friday. Light showers possible
Sunday into Monday then turning much colder Tuesday.


.Short Term Discussion...
Mostly cloudy this evening gradually breaking up
overnight...mostly clear after midnight. Winds will increase over
western Sacramento valley towards morning behind trough over the
Great Basin. Wind gusts up to 35 mph will be possible into
Friday. Cool temps the next few night with readings falling into
the upper 30`s...but increased winds will keep readings a bit
warmer. The winds will also prevent fog formation. Dry and
slightly warmer Saturday with high temps approaching 60 degrees F.


Upper trough moves through Sunday into Monday bringing cooling,
gusty wind over higher terrain, and a threat of showers. The cold,
dry air aloft will bring snow levels down to between 1500 and
2500 ft by Monday, but not a whole bunch of snow. A couple inches
of snow may impact I-5 north of Redding.

The upper low moves overhead and into the Intermountain West
Monday and Tuesday which will translate to Valley afternoon
temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s. Tuesday and Wednesday
mornings could see our coldest mornings of the season within the
Valley, dropping into the upper 20s and lower 30s.   JClapp



Upper trough moves to east and NW to NE surface winds increase
tonight into Thu. Expect 25-30 kt sustained winds beginning
tonight at 2000-3000 ft MSL over Valley with surface gusts to 25
kts by Thu morning. Winds will weaken toward KSCK.   JClapp



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