Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA
FXUS66 KSTO 301537
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
837 AM PDT Sat Aug 30 2014
Breezy over ridgetops today. Dry and warm weather to continue
through at least mid-week. Near to below normal daytime highs
expected Thursday and Friday.
A trough of low pressure is moving into the Pacific Northwest
while remnants of high clouds from what is left of Marie is
moving south and east today. The trough is bringing some cooler
air to the far northern sections of the state while further south
temperatures have been running warmer. Temperatures will end up in
the lower to mid 90s.
The trough will move east for Sunday and temperatures will
gradually warm through Monday with Monday looking like it will be
the warmest day with highs 95 to around 102 in the central valley.
The warmer temperatures will be over the north end of the valley.
By the middle of next week a trough of low pressure will reform
along the west coast to bring a cooling trend to the interior. No
rain or any hints of rain is in the forecast the next week.
.Extended Discussion (Wednesday through Saturday)
Increasing troughing aloft with lowering heights through the
extended forecast period will result in a cooling trend with
strengthening onshore flow. Temperatures go from several degrees
above normal Tuesday to near or slightly below normal by Friday.
Significant model differences exist with synoptic pattern and potential
development of a closed upper low off the Northern California
coast near the end of the week.
VFR conds ovr Intr NorCal nxt 24 hrs with high lvl clds dcrsg fm
N to S. Isold SWly sfc wnd gsts to 25 kts poss ovr hyr trrn this
aftn into eve.