A storm system that brought cool air to the central San Joaquin Valley Tuesday also dusted the high country of Yosemite National Park with snow flurries, the National Weather Service reported.
Some flurries were reported along Tioga Pass, which is in the northeast part of the park at an elevation of 9,900 feet. Elsewhere, clouds covered the Sierra in Fresno County, but conditions were largely dry and cool.
Autumn does not officially start until the equinox on Sept. 22. But Shaver Lake residents awoke Tuesday to a low of 36 degrees; by afternoon the high had reached 58 degrees.
Fresno’s high was 73 degrees, about 20 degrees below normal for mid-September.
Today will be warmer, but still cooler than normal, with Fresno’s high expected to reach 82 degrees. Temperatures will warm up to seasonal norms by the weekend, with Sunday’s high expected to be 96.