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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Sacramento California
406 am PDT sun Aug 31 2014

dry and warm weather to continue through at least mid-week. Near
to below normal daytime highs expected Wednesday through Saturday.


a broad trough that had been centered over the Pacific northwest is
moving eastward today and temperatures will gradually warm today and
tomorrow. Today's highs will range in the mid to upper 90s across
the valley while higher elevations range in the 70s and 80s. Monday
should be the warmest day this week with Max temperatures
generally ranging 3 to 9 degrees above normal. Valley highs will
warm between 95 to 103 while higher terrain ranges upper 70s
(sierra crest) to low 90s (foothills). The warmer temperatures will be over
the north end of the valley near Redding & Red Bluff. Light northerly
flow can be expected during the daytime for Sunday and Monday.

Expect a gradual cool down Tuesday through Friday as high pressure
to our south weakens and another low pressure trough develops
along the Pacific northwest coastline. The trough will strengthen and dig
southward by thurs & Fri which should be our coolest days this
week. Daytime highs across our County Warning Area will measure up to 5 degrees
cooler than average. The trough shows signs of weakening on
Saturday which means temperatures could warm a couple of degrees.

Despite the trough pattern, no precipitation is in the forecast
this week. Jbb



Nwly flow aloft with VFR conditions over interior norcal next 24 hrs.


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