Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento California
242 PM PDT Tuesday Oct 6 2015
high pressure builds across the region this week with temperatures
returning to above average.
dry and mild weather into mid-week with a gradual warming trend
as high pressure builds over the area. Above normal temperatures
through Friday with highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s in the
valley with 60s and 70s across the higher elevations. Some
increase in high clouds cover northern areas Friday as a weak
system brushes norcal.
Extended discussion (saturday through tuesday)
Temperatures slighly trend down over the weekend as a weak system
passes by to the north and the upper level ridge flattens. In
spite of this, temperatures will still remain above normal, highs mid
to upper 80s for the valley. The ridge begins to strengthen again
early next week, and could see a few low 90s potentially.
Intriguingly enough, models suggest the upper low that brought
wind and precipitation to norcal last weekend could retrograde
westward through northern Mexico, looping around into socal for a
second visit to California! Even if this happens, though, any
impacts with this system would be limited and likely will remain
south of the forecast area. Ek
VFR conditions expected to continue over the next 24 hours.
Weakening northely flow as ridging builds over norcal. Winds will
generally be light and variable. Ek