Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA
FXUS66 KSTO 011030
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
330 AM PDT Mon Sep 1 2014
Dry and warm weather to continue through at least mid-week. Near
to below normal daytime highs expected Wednesday through Saturday.
Clear skies across interior NorCal early this morning as high
pressure continues to build. Smoke from a large wildfire burning
in far NW CA has begun drifting southward into the far northern
Sacramento Valley. Current temperatures are similar to those of 24
hours ago and range from the mid 40s in the colder mountain
valleys to around 80 at the north end of the Sacramento Valley.
The ridge of high pressure will strengthen over the region today.
Today still looks like it will be the warmest day this week with
highs warming to around the century mark or slightly above through
the valley. The warmest temperatures will be over the north end
of the Sacramento Valley.
By Tuesday the flow within the valley will reverse direction
becoming up-valley and we should start to see some better stratus
developing along the coast. This will lead to temperatures a few
degrees cooler on Tuesday compared to today`s highs.
A trough will gradually deepen over the west coast from the middle
of the week into next weekend. No precipitation is expected but
some synoptic cooling along with better delta influences is
expected late in the week that could lower daytime highs below
General VFR conds over the next 24 hours. Local MVFR possible
over the northern Sacramento Valley from wildfire smoke/haze.
Northerly winds over the northern/central Sacramento Valley
gusting up to 20 kt 16 through 00Z TUE, lighter elsehwhere. EK