Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS66 KSTO 072058
AFDSTO

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
158 PM PDT Tue Apr 7 2020


.Synopsis...
A few lingering showers over mainly the mountains into Thursday,
otherwise dry weather with gradually milder temperatures expected
through the remainder of the week.

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.Discussion...
A few scattered showers are noted on the radar early this afternoon
as a low pressure system remains just off the coast of southern
California. This low slowly pivots back over SoCal Wednesday into
Thursday, with chances for showers during this time in the southern
portion of the forecast area. Elsewhere, the mild and dry weather
continues. Locally breezy north winds will be possible Wednesday
across the northern Sacramento Valley, and gusty east winds across
the higher elevations of the northern Sierra Nevada. Normal or above
normal high temperatures will be seen the ladder half of the week
with Valley highs in the 70s by Friday.

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.EXTENDED DISCUSSION (Saturday THROUGH Tuesday)...
EPac high pressure over northern California will lead to dry
weather and above normal temperatures through the majority of the
weekend. Ridging breaks down slightly on Sunday as an Arctic
system moves south towards the central Rockies which may allow for
a few mountain showers over the Sierra along with breezy Valley
winds. Ridging then looks to build back into the region with dry
weather continuing into early next week.

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.AVIATION...
Mainly VFR conditions at TAF sites, except for local MVFR
conditions in the northern San Joaquin Valley early Wednesday.
Local areas of MVFR within any developing showers, mainly over the
Sierra. Local northerly wind gusts up to 20 kts northern
terminals after 17z Wednesday.

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.STO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.

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