Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 072231
AFDSTO

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
231 PM PST SUN FEB 7 2016

.Synopsis...
Dry and mild weather for interior NorCal for the next week.

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.Discussion...
Strong high pressure along with offshore flow will result in very
mild temperatures across the region the next several days.
Sunshine and north winds have brought temperatures into the 70s
across much of the Sacramento Valley this afternoon. Daily record
highs have already occurred at Red Bluff (79), and have been tied
at Redding (79).

Tight north and east surface pressure gradients will result in
some locally breezy northerly winds in the Sacramento Valley,
and east winds in the northern Sierra, through tonight. Similar
temps are expected Monday, then readings will likely inch down a
bit (though still well-above average) heading into mid-week.

Only some patches of late night and morning valley fog expected
the next several days.

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.Extended Discussion (Thursday thru Sunday)...
High pressure will begin to shift eastward toward the Rockies by
Thursday as a series of weak low pressure systems approach the
West Coast. The best chance of precipitation arrives Friday into
Saturday, and that system looks weak at best. Any precipitation
that may fall would remain primarily north of Interstate 80.
Beyond then, high pressure is likely to rebuild from the south,
bringing continued warm and dry conditions. Dang

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.Aviation...
Mainly VFR conditions the next 24 hours. Patchy fog may develop
from Sacramento southward Monday morning. North winds 5-15 kt will
continue across Valley TAF sites through midday Monday. Dang

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.STO Watches/Warnings/Advisories...None.

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