The central San Joaquin Valley can look forward to a dry week after a pair of storms moved through the region the last few days. While the Fresno area isn’t expected to see any rain for Halloween, mountain communities have a chance of rain Monday night, the National Weather Service said.
Through Sunday afternoon, 0.04 inches of rain had fallen in Fresno, and that could grow to 0.1 inches by Sunday evening, said Christine Riley with the National Weather Service in Hanford. Fresno recorded 0.59 inches from the storm that swept through Thursday night and Friday, the weather service reported.
Yosemite was under a winter weather advisory until 11 p.m. Sunday, with 5 to 10 inches of snow expected above 8,000 feet.
Steady rain caused a rockfall on Highway 180 between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove on Sunday afternoon and the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Service warned drivers to only travel if necessary.
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Higher elevations of Yosemite National Park will see a 40 percent chance of snowfall Monday night, with clearing by Tuesday night, the National Weather Service forecast. Tioga Road, the trans-Sierra highway through the park, remained closed Sunday because of the weather.
Shaver Lake will see a slight chance of showers after midnight Monday heading into Tuesday morning, but clearing out by daytime with a high of 53 degrees.
By sunset Monday, Fresno area trick-or-treaters can expect temperatures in the low to mid 60s with a few scattered clouds.
The San Joaquin Valley isn’t expected to see any rain for at least another seven days after Sunday, Riley said. Instead, it can expect fog in the early morning and late night hours throughout the rest of the week.
On Nov. 6, a weak trough is forecast to move north of Fresno County, bringing with it a slight dip in temperatures and a break from the fog, the National Weather Service said.