Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
912 AM PDT SAT APR 23 2016

.Synopsis...
Dry and a little warmer today. More unsettled and cooler weather
Sunday-Monday, then again midweek.

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.Discussion...
Weak ridging today as a trough moves into the Pacific Northwest.
Some isolated showers may occur this afternoon over the
mountains. The trough over the Pacific Northwest will deepen over
the region tonight and Sunday and may bring some showers to the
mountains. The models show good instability tomorrow
afternoon and evening but there may not be much available
moisture to trigger anything. Will continue to watch the trends
for the moment.

The center of the trough will be over Central Nevada on Monday and
may bring some wrap around moisture and showers to the Sierra
Nevada. Snow levels look to be around 7000 feet during the day.
Most other areas should remain dry, cool with breezy to locally
windy north winds for the valley.

Tuesday will be dry and warmer as a ridge builds over the area.

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.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Wednesday THROUGH Saturday)

An upper low will be dropping south across California Wednesday into
Thursday. Models still vary in exact track and strength of low,
continuing some uncertainty in coverage of showers. Best chances
for precip will be across higher elevations with lesser amounts in
the Valley. Depending on the track of the low, could see some
thunderstorms as well. Showers may linger across the Sierra on
Friday, otherwise drier weather is expected into Saturday as low
moves into the Great Basin.

CEO


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.AVIATION...

Upr rdg movs thru tda flwd by upr trof Sun. Genly VFR conds ovr Intr
NorCal nxt 24 hrs exc isold MVFR poss in shwrs in Ern fthls/mtns
aft 20z Sun.
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.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
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