Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 261722
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
1022 AM PDT TUE JUL 26 2016



.SYNOPSIS...
Daytime highs will be well above normal through Friday. Cooler
this weekend with isolated thunderstorms possible over the higher
Sierra.

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.DISCUSSION...
It`s going to be hot today and through the rest of the work week.
Temperatures this morning started relatively cool with a light
Delta Breeze. This has shut off already with variable or northerly
winds now in the Delta. Temperatures are rising rapidly, much
warmer than this time yesterday. It was already 84 degrees at 10
am for downtown Sacramento, while it was 77 on Monday. Most Delta
influenced locations are 4 to 9 degrees higher, elsewhere 1 to 3
degrees warmer. Temperatures are expected to be in triple digits
across the Valley. Have adjusted temperatures slightly for this
afternoon. The highest forecast temperature for today is 110 for
Redding, which would tie the record set in 2006. Sacramento is
projected to reach 106, with the record 110 set in 1933. Stockton
is forecast to reach 104, with a record of 109 set in 1975.

Smoke from the Soberanes Fire continues to stream from Monterey
County to the northeast, generally along and just south of the I80
corridor, bringing hazy conditions aloft and some smoke reaching
down to the surface. AirNow projects this area will have some air
quality conditions Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups today. EK



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.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Saturday THROUGH Tuesday)

A cooling trend will begin during the weekend and continue into
early next week as an upper trough moves across the Pacific
Northwest. At this juncture, Saturday still looks rather hot, with
more substantial cooling occurring on Sunday. Some monsoonal
moisture may still arrive over the Sierra on Saturday and spawn a
few thunderstorms, though the upper level pattern will likely
favor convection east of the Sierra crest.

Dang

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.AVIATION...

Mainly VFR conditions next 24 hours. Smoke from the Soberanes
Fire may bring periods of haze, but smoke likely to remain
elevated. Winds generally below 10 knots except gusts up to 20
knots in the Delta.



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