The cloud field that sprinkled Fresno with 0.02 of an inch of rain Wednesday will give way to mostly sunny skies and warming — and unseasonably warm — days through the weekend, the National Weather Service said.
Valley temperatures will hit the mid-70s Thursday and rise to the mid-80s by Sunday, the weather service said. Normally, Fresno’s daytime high is 67.
The Valley welcomed moderate haze and strong winds Wednesday morning, a byproduct of the storm clouds. But the storm did little to dampen the Valley’s drought woes. Madera recorded just a trace of rain. Hanford got none. Merced fared a little better: 0.11 of an inch as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Fresno tied its record high for March 10 of 82 degrees, which was set in 1934, Harty said, though he’s not anticipating any more records soon.
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Snow levels in Yosemite were expected to dip slightly and cap at 7,500 feet Wednesday evening. The weather service said dry conditions are likely to continue at least through the middle of next week.