Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 231056

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley - Hanford CA
356 AM PDT Fri Mar 23 2018

A brief break from the wet weather will take place on this
afternoon through Saturday morning. Then chances for light
precipitation will increase by late afternoon Saturday as a low
pressure system moves through the region. A ridge of high pressure
will move into the region on Tuesday bringing warmer temperatures
and drying conditions through next week.


The last of the precipitation associated with the atmospheric
river has moved south and east of central California. Other than a
few sprinkles or very light showers out of the remaining clouds
early this morning, dry weather is expected today and tonight.

A low pressure system continues to sit and spin along the Pacific
Northwest coast this morning, but will begin to open up and drop
south today and Saturday. This will bring a chance of showers
to the area again by Saturday morning, with the best chances from
Fresno county northward through the afternoon. By Saturday
evening, there will be at least a slight chance of showers across
all but the desert areas. This is a colder system, so snow levels
will be between 4000 and 5000 feet Saturday, then lower to near
2000 feet in the Sierra and 3500 feet in Kern county mountains
Saturday night and early Sunday before rising again. Precipitation
amounts are expected to be light. It looks like there will be a
brief break Sunday night before a weak impulse brings a slight
chance of showers to the Sierra on Monday.

High pressure will build over the Pacific and into California by
Tuesday. This will bring a warming and drying trend to the region
for the remainder of next week.


Localized mountain obscurations and low ceilings in Kern County
through 18z Friday. Otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail
throughout the central California interior during the next 24 hours.





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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