Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FXUS66 KHNX 202206

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service San Joaquin Valley - Hanford CA
306 PM PDT Fri Apr 20 2018

High pressure will prevail into the middle of next week bringing
near to slightly above normal temperatures and mostly clear skies
to the region.


With yesterdays windy and sprinkle prone system moving eastward,
save a few remaining gusts in the Kern County mountains and desert
this evening, really good weather is taking shape for the area
with high pressure in the drivers seat into the middle of next
week. Shortwave ridging will be in place through the weekend and
by Monday a longwave ridge and omega block setup is progged to
develop over the western third of the conus. High temperatures
will be near normal today and tomorrow and increase to slightly
above normal by next week. Low to mid 80s is expected this weekend
for many SJV locations and will approach the upper 80s into the
beginning of next week. The desert will see slightly warmer
conditions. Many of the higher foothill locations will be in the
70s. Great conditions for getting up to the National Parks,
especially with many of the waterfalls in Yosemite Park still
flowing well. Winds will be light and mostly terrain driven for
the forecast period.

Late next week there is a chance for a couple of systems to skirt
the area, however at this time it seems more likely for the
systems to head northward due to the blocky pattern. However, there
is a bit of uncertainty as to the evolution of these systems
especially this far out. If the systems do head northward then the
main issue would be breezy to gusty onshore winds especially in
the coastal pass areas and slightly cooler temperatures. So get
out and enjoy this spring weather across the area and remember if
you do decide to do some activities around the local rivers keep
in mind that those waters are still mighty cold and to please wear
a life preserver.


VFR conditions will prevail across the Central CA 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 high.

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