Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
908 AM PDT WED JUL 20 2016


.SYNOPSIS...
Seasonably warm and dry weather through Thursday, then hot weather
for the weekend into next week.

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.DISCUSSION...
Northern California remains under dry southwest flow aloft between
an upper low off the Pacific Northwest coast and strong high
pressure over the central US. Mainly clear skies prevail across
the region, with only a thin layer of stratus along the coast.
With less of a marine influence this morning, temperatures are
running a few degrees warmer than 24 hours ago.

The slight warming trend will translate into this afternoon`s
temperatures, with highs expected to reach the lower 90s across
the Valley, and 70s and 80s across the mountains. Similar
temperatures are expected on Thursday. These forecast highs are
slightly cooler than normal for this time of year.

The upper low ejects north and east later this week, with high
pressure building into Northern CA from the south. This will lead
to a relatively rapid warming trend starting Friday. By the
weekend, expect high temperatures in the upper 90s to lower 100s
across the Valley.

Dang

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.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Sunday THROUGH Wednesday)

Warm weather and dry conditions on tap for next week as high pressure
remains in control. Delta Breeze will bring limited cooling to
nearby areas with ridge overhead. Temperatures will be above
normal thru the period with Valley highs in the 98-105 degree
range and 80s/90s across higher elevations.

CEO
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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions with onshore winds around 10 kts. Gusts to 20-25kts
invof of the Delta.
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.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
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