Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 230003 AAA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hanford CA
208 PM PDT Thu Aug 22 2019

Temperatures will be near normal across the Central California
Interior through today. A warming trend will take place this
weekend, and highs will top out around 4-8 degrees above normal by
early next week. Dry weather continues, except for a slight
chance of showers or thunderstorms near the Sierra crest by the
middle of next week.


A few high clouds have moved through the region today and are
associated with the trough center that moved to the north of the
region. Beginning tomorrow ridging will begin to spread back into
the district. This will allow for a gradual warming or "hotting"
trend. By early next week we will once again see triple digits for
parts of the San Joaquin Valley and Kern desert areas.

Ridging will mostly remain fully in place, however, there is a
very slight possibility that a tropical system currently southwest
of the California Baja over the Pacific and moving northward will
affect parts of our area. Primarily in the form of high level
clouds but could even see a thunderstorm or two over the higher
elevations of the Sierra. Keep in mind that this is unlikely and
the remnants of that tropical system will more likely affect
northern parts of California as it gets pushed northeastward
between the ridging to the southeast and a trough over the Pacific
to the northwest. Just something to mention. Other than that, the
forecast looks to remain dry and will be hotter next week.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions can be expected over the central
California interior during the next 24 hours.


On Friday August 23 2019... Unhealthy for sensitive groups in Kern
County and Sequoia National Park and Forest.
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The level of certainty for days 1 and 2 is high.
The level of certainty for days 3 through 7 is high.

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