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October 28, 2020 – Local elevated fire weather conditions continue this morning in the mountains due to gusty winds and low humidity. Lighter winds, above average temperatures, and very dry conditions are expected through early next week.

Discussion

Clear skies, low RH, and locally breezy winds continue over the foothills and mountains early this morning where gusts of 30-40 mph continue in a few areas. Across the Sacramento Valley, winds are generally light, temperatures significantly cooler, and RH`s significantly higher compared to 24 hours ago.

Much more quiet weather looks to be in store for the rest of the week as high pressure from the eastern Pacific moves over the region. Highs will remain well above average (10-15 degrees) with generally lighter winds expected. RH will remain low, so continue to practice fire safety.

Extended Discussion (Sunday through Wednesday)

Upper riding tracks through Sunday and sets up over the Great Basin Monday. Closed meso low off the SoCal coast progged to weaken as it moves onshore Tuesday. Deterministic models now in better agreement with frontal system approaching the NW CA coast early Tuesday then weaken as it moves inland late Tuesday into early Wednesday.

Forecast remains dry through the extended forecast period with above normal high temperatures, trending down slightly into the middle of next week.