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Sierra snow flurries followed by hot temps in Northern California

First snow of season falls at Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows saw its first flurries of snow Sept. 22, 2016, as temperatures fell at the resort. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is planning to open early between November 11 and 18, weather and conditions permitting.
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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows saw its first flurries of snow Sept. 22, 2016, as temperatures fell at the resort. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is planning to open early between November 11 and 18, weather and conditions permitting.

While Sacramento enjoyed a beautiful day in the 70s and snow fell in the Sierra on Thursday, the forecast is for a quick warm-up this weekend.

Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows resort experienced the first flurries of the season on Thursday. The resort plans to open early, sometime between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, weather permitting.

Last year, the resort had more than 41 feet of snowfall. Only the weather gods know what will happen this winter, but there’s little chance of more snow this weekend.

A high-pressure system over the West Coast is forecast to bring daytime highs of 5 to 10 degrees above normal in Northern California on the first weekend of autumn. The increase in temperatures begins Friday, when a high of 83 degrees is predicted for Sacramento.

By Sunday, the maximum temperature is predicted to be in the mid-90s. The detailed, seven-day forecast for the Sacramento region from the NWS:

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Light north wind becoming northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 60. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Monday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Wednesday night: Clear, with a low around 57.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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