Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 270417

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
917 PM PDT TUE APR 26 2016

Valley showers and isolated thunderstorms tomorrow. Light snow
accumulations at pass level. A little breezy behind this system on
Thursday, then dry and warming weather.


Trough of low pressure will be deepening over the region. Not much
in the way of showers is expected until the afternoon hours with
most showers occurring over the mountains at least at first.
Instability is pretty good so some thunderstorms could develop
during the afternoon and evening hours and that could bring some
activity to the valley. Snow levels look high near pass levels
during the afternoon and precipitation amounts look light so there
may not be much of an impact if travel over the passes.

The low will move into Nevada Wednesday night into Thursday. The
activity will die down with some lingering showers possible near
the crest on Thursday. Breezy northerly winds will develop early
Thursday morning and continue into the early evening hours.
Temperatures will be noticeably warmer on Thursday.

High pressure will strengthen over the area on Friday with
continued warming of temperatures for the region.



High pressure will remain in control for the weekend into early next week.
This will bring dry weather, mostly clear skies, and warming
temperatures. A period of breezy northerly flow is likely over the
weekend as well. High temperatures will near the 90 degree mark in
the Valley by Sunday with widespread 90s (10 to 15 degrees above
normal) possible by Monday.




VFR conditions next 24 hours. Light winds generally under 10 kts
overnight into early Wednesday for TAF sites. Light rain/snow will
begin to impact interior NorCal overnight thru Wednesday with a
slight chance of thunderstorms Wed afternoon/evening. Winds will
also become a bit breezy in the afternoon/early evening hours
with gusts 15-20 mph, especially near any thunderstorm


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