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November 2, 2016 – Dry weather with milder daytime temperatures the rest of the week. Next chance of precipitation this weekend north of I-80.

Discussion

Generally clear skies across interior NorCal early this morning. Temperatures are considerably cooler compared to 24 hours ago with most areas running 5-10 degrees colder. Current readings are in the upper 20s and 30s in the mountain valleys with 40s to mid 50s elsewhere.

Strong ridging settles in for the remainder of the week resulting in dry weather with milder daytime temperatures and cooler nights. Portions of the Central Valley and mountain valleys will see patchy late night and morning fog.

A weakening system will brush the NW corner of California tonight and early Thursday. This will bring some clouds to the northern end of the forecast area, but will otherwise have little impact.

Another system is forecast to weaken as it moves into the ridge later Saturday, but may have enough strength to bring some light precipitation to areas north of Interstate 80.

Extended discussion (Sunday through Wednesday)

The weekend weather system will rapidly move through the region on Sunday. Medium-range models have trended a bit weaker and farther north with recent runs. Precipitation is now expected to remain primarily north of Interstate 80, with best chances over the mountains.

Dry weather returns early next week as high pressure rebuilds over California. Temperatures are expected to remain within a few degrees of normal through the extended period. Longer range models are hinting at another weakening weather system moving through the area next Wednesday.

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