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September 6, 2016 – Warm and dry weather through the week as strong ridging over the eastern Pacific results in northwesterly flow aloft over NorCal and a return to above average temperatures.

There will be periods of breezy north to east winds at times over the northern half of the Sacramento Valley and surrounding terrain, especially tonight and early Wednesday as a cold front washes out over far northern California.

High temperatures will approach the century mark across portions of the Central Valley Wednesday, then the return of a weak Delta Breeze is expected to bring some moderation of temps to the Sacramento and Stockton areas late in the week. The North Valley will remain hot with triple digits likely for the Redding area continuing into the weekend.

Extended discussion (Saturday through Tuesday)

Weak high pressure remains in control for the weekend with dry weather and temperatures a few degrees above normal. Winds could be a bit breezy at times during the weekend as onshore flow strengthens. Trough drops SE through the Great Basin for early next week which should cool temperatures a few degrees. May also see a return to northerly flow across the local area as well depending on the track of the system.

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