Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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FXUS66 KSTO 300404
AFDSTO

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
904 PM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

.Synopsis...
Dry and warmer weather this coming week with locally breezy north
to east winds during the middle of the week as high pressure
rebuilds across the region.

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.Discussion...
A weak system is moving through the region tonight bringing some
high level clouds to parts of the region. The winds will become
northerly in the valley on Tuesday behind the system generally
peaking at about 10 to 15 mph. Cooler air advecting over the
region will generally keep temperatures near todays highs for
Tuesday.

Tuesday night into Wednesday the surface gradient increases over
Oregon and into the Great Basin. Winds will become breezy to
locally windy first over the mountains Tuesday night and then in
the valley by Wednesday morning. High temperatures will warm by
several degrees for most locations into the mid 80s for the valley
and 60s to lower 70s for the mountains.

The winds will be lighter by Thursday and temperatures will
continue to warm...mainly to around 90 degrees in the valley as
high pressure continues to build over the region.

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.Extended Discussion (Friday through Monday)

High pressure ridging continues to dominate the extended forecast,
bringing dry weather through the end of the week. Gusty northeast
winds over mountain ridges and through Sierra canyons expected
early Thursday. A warming trend continues through Friday/Saturday
as the ridging peaks in strength over the region. Well above
normal highs expected, in the low to mid 90s for the Valley and
eastern Delta for the end of the week. Sunday looks a little
cooler as the ridge flattens a bit. Lighter north to northeast
winds expected for the end of the week. EK

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.Aviation...

VFR conditions next 24 hours except lcl mountain valley fog over
the Sierra through about 18z. Variable winds generally below 15
knots.


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