Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA
FXUS66 KSTO 052129
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
229 PM PDT MON OCT 5 2015
Mild weather with near to slightly below temperatures through
Tuesday. Warming begins Wednesday.
Upper low continues to spin over SoCal with just a few clouds
spilling north across central Sierra today. Still a small chance a
few showers and thunderstorms could pop up across the Sierra crest
in Tuolumne and Alpine counties later this afternoon and evening,
but majority of any activity should remain south of the area. Dry
and mild weather expected for Tuesday into mid-week with gradual
warming trend as high pressure builds over the area. Above normal
temperatures by Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the mid to
upper 80s in the Valley and 60s/70s across higher elevations.
.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Friday THROUGH Monday)
Strong upper ridge gradually weakens Friday into the weekend as
several short wave troughs moves through the PacNW. Models vary
with timing of waves, with GFS keeping lower heights over NorCal
Monday, while the EC is rebuilding ridge. Dry weather and above
normal temperatures continue through the extended forecast period.
VFR conditions expected over the next 24 hours.