Dry weather continues through the forecast period. Patchy late night and morning fog will continue to be possible at times in the Central Valley. Breezy north to east winds are possible late in the week.

Discussion

Strong upper high over the Eastern Pacific will build east into California through the week with dry weather and warming temperatures. Afternoon highs will generally be from the low 60’s and upper 60’s. A disturbance will drop south around the high into the Great Basin Region Friday and Saturday. This system will tighten the pressure gradient over NorCal with gusty north winds developing down the Sacramento Valley and gusty east winds down the Sierra into the foothills.

Gusts from 30 to 35 mph will be possible in the Valley with to 50 mph possible Sierra and foothills. Patchy areas of fog will be possible tonight, but coverage will diminish greatly as winds pick up Friday morning into Saturday.

Extended Discussion (Sunday through Wednesday)

EPAC High remains the dominant synoptic feature through the extended forecast period. This will result in continued dry weather with above normal high temperatures. Lighter wind expected with some patchy night and morning fog possible in southern portions of the Central Valley.