Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 162125

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley - Hanford CA
225 PM PDT Tue Oct 16 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Dry weather will continue through at least Friday
with mostly clear skies, light winds and slightly warmer than
normal afternoon temperatures. The nights will be relatively
cool through the period.


.DISCUSSION...Central California is going to remain situated
between an upper level low over Arizona and a high pressure ridge
near the Pacific Northwest coast for the next 72 hours. Under a
prevailing offshore flow, clear, chilly nights and mostly sunny,
warm days will continue through Friday.

During the early part of this weekend, the closed low is forecast
to retrograde into southern California while the high pressure
ridge builds inland over the Pacific Northwest and re-establishes
a Rex block along the West coast. Moisture associated with the
closed low will likely move back over southern California where it
could bring a return of wet weather by Saturday night or Sunday.
Although the deepest moisture from this system appears as though
it will remain south of our CWA, this low will be close enough to
bring a considerable amount of cloudiness into Kern County this
weekend. If precip does occur in Kern County this weekend, it
will primarily be in the mountains and desert and amounts will
be very light. We`ve added slight chance POPs to this region
accordingly in the Saturday night through Sunday night period.
Otherwise, the Rex block will break down later this weekend as the
closed low over southern California opens up into a weak upper
level trough and the Pacific Northwest ridge axis elongates
through the Rockies into Texas. Ultimately this will mean
temperatures will trend seasonably cooler by early next week. In
the short term, however, we`ll enjoy some of the finest weather
Autumn can bring!


VFR conditions will prevail at MCE, MER, FAT, VIS, and BFL this
afternoon through at least Wednesday morning.





The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high.
The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is medium.

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