Gusting winds raked the central San Joaquin Valley on Sunday ahead of a storm that was expected to bring showers into the evening to the central San Joaquin Valley.
The National Weather Service has a wind advisory in place until 11 p.m. Sunday for a region extending from Los Banos to Bakersfield. In some areas, the winds were blowing so much dust into the air it appeared almost like fog.
There were reports of downed trees in Fresno and scattered electrical outages across the Fresno metro region. Clovis police said a temporary stop sign at Fowler and Shepherd avenues had been blown down.
Rain was expected in the Fresno region Sunday night, the weather service said, with up to 4 inches of snow forecast above 8,000 feet north of Kings Canyon by Monday morning.
In Yosemite, Tioga Road was closed to traffic, and Glacier Point Road was expected to be closed at 8 p.m. Sunday.
The rest of the week is expected to be sunny and clear, with a gradual warming trend driving daytime highs from the low 70s on Monday to the mid-80s by Friday.