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Northern CA Forecast Discussion
FXUS66 KSTO 220800 AFDSTO

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
100 AM PDT Wed May 22 2024

SYNOPSIS...
Warm and dry weather continues. Breezy north winds Thursday. Minor cooling this weekend before warming returns next week.


.DISCUSSION

... An area of high clouds is spreading southward into NorCal ahead of a strong closed low presently located near Seattle, otherwise skies remain clear. North to east surface pressure gradient has slackened, though some local northerly gusts of 15-25 mph remain across the northern Sacramento Valley. Warm and dry weather will continue this week. Another round of northerly breezes will develop tonight and Thursday as the PacNW system moves out into the northern Rockies. Gusts of 25-35 mph will be possible in the Sacramento Valley. Another short-wave is forecast to drop down in northwest flow on Friday bringing modest cooling into Saturday and a return of onshore flow. Shower chances are expected to remain well to the north and east over the northern Great Basin.


.EXTENDED DISCUSSION

(Sunday THROUGH Wednesday)... Ridging returns next week leading to a return of warmer temperatures with readings expected to be a little above average.






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