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November 8, 2016 – Dry and mild through Thursday, then cooler with a threat of showers by the weekend.

Discussion

Highly amplified upper air pattern remains in place with strong ridging over the West. Quite a bit of high clouds continue to move up from the south southwest, and we’ll see some patchy fog again this morning across portions of the Central Valley. Temperatures are pretty similar to 24 hours ago and generally range from the mid 30s to mid 40s in the mountain valleys to the 50s elsewhere.

Late night and morning valley fog will likely reappear through the week as high pressure continues to dominate. Otherwise, dry and mild conditions will continue. Weakening system approaches NorCal Friday which will lead to an increase in cloud cover and cooler temperatures, but precipitation chances are expected to be rather limited inland.

Extended discussion (Saturday through Tuesday)

The extended period will see little change with near normal temperatures and generally dry weather, except for the potential of periods of light precipitation over the northern mountains.

A weak wave brushes through early Saturday, with a slight chance of some light precipitation over the northern mountains. Most of the area will remain dry and seasonably mild. Sunday will be similar, with just a slight chance of light rain over northern Shasta County as ridging redevelops and another weak system brushes by, mainly focused north over the Pacific Northwest. Some moisture and a weak disturbance will bring additional potential for light precipitation over the northern mountains Monday into Tuesday.

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