A weekend of smattering rain will give way to sunny skies and spring-like temperatures across the central San Joaquin Valley this week, the National Weather Service says.
The weekend’s storms dropped just under half an inch of rain in Fresno. According to the National Weather Service, the second storm that was predicted Sunday failed to deliver the expected punch of rain because it went farther north than forecasters anticipated.
The rain line fell just above Merced, where thunderstorms dropped hefty showers, said Modesto Vasquez, a NWS forecaster in Hanford. But the central San Joaquin Valley “got cheated on the rainfall amounts predicted,” he said.
For the rest of this week, Valley residents should be ready for patchy night and morning fog, with overnight temperatures dipping into the mid 40s. Daytime highs will range in the mid-to-upper 60s.
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Widespread haze could blanket the Valley starting on Wednesday, the weather service said. No rain is in the forecast.