Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 241614

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
914 AM PDT Mon Apr 24 2017

Weak weather systems will bring light precipitation through
Wednesday. Gusty north winds likely to develop Friday.


A weak weather system is currently skirting across the far
northern portions of California. A few light showers have been
detected by radar overnight and into this morning, but the
majority of the region remains dry. Showers are expected to become
a bit more widespread through the course of the day, but
precipitation should remain on the light end of the spectrum. Snow
levels are projected to fluctuate between 5000 and 7000 feet
through tonight, with a few inches of snow accumulation possible
over the higher elevations.

Additional weak weather systems are forecast to move through the
region on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday. Both of these will
again bring only precipitation totals to the region. Snow levels
will also be a fair bit higher, so little to no impact expected to
the mountains.

Breezy north winds along with warming and drying conditions
commence Thursday.




High amplitude upper ridging in the EPAC builds inland over
Interior NorCal Friday into the weekend bringing dry weather with
warming temperatures. Gusty northerly wind expected Friday into
Saturday which may require wind advisories. Above normal temperatures
forecast over the weekend with highs climbing into the lower 80s
in the Central Valley Sunday and Monday.



Moist Wly flow alf with lcl MVFR/IFR conds poss with isold LIFR in
pcpn nxt 24 hrs, mnly omtns with snow lvls 055-070 amsl. Lcl Sly sfc
wnd gsts up to 25 kts poss in Cntrl Vly tda with areas S-SW wnd gsts
35 to 45 kts poss ovr fthls/mtns.



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