A storm system moving into the San Joaquin Valley on Wednesday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous weather outlook for the region.
Thunderstorms are possible Wednesday night in the Valley and foothills. Some areas could see small hail, gusty winds and heavy downpours, leading to minor flooding. The weather service warned of a chance of lightning.
On Thursday, strong, gusty winds are likely as another storm front comes in. The gusts may make driving difficult.
To help residents prepare, the city of Visalia announced it has sand and sandbags available at its corporate yard to help homeowners hold back any possible flood waters.
The materials are available at the yard, 335 N. Cain St. Residents should take their own shovels to fill their bags.
For more information, staff at the corporate yard can be reached at 559-713-4428. Anyone with flooding concerns can all the city at 559-713-4403.
Check with fresnobee.com for updates throughout the day.