Overcast skies dropped scattered sprinkles on the Valley on Tuesday but mostly left the region hot and sticky, with more humid weather still to come, the National Weather Service in Hanford said.
Temperatures across the Valley remained mostly in triple digits Tuesday, with daytime highs reaching 100 in Fresno and 102 in Hanford and 107 in Merced. Madera, however, reached just 96, according to the weather service.
Sprinkles were reported in a few Valley spots, including Fresno, Clovis and Traver, but the weather service said only a trace of rain was recorded in Fresno.
The San Joaquin Valley remains under a large area of high pressure that will bring hot and humid weather to the region over the next couple of days, said Daniel Harty with the National Weather Service in Hanford.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible today, the weather service said, and that could bring the possibility of heavy downpours and flash floods.
Fresno's high temperature today is expected to reach 103, according to Harty, but temperatures should begin a gradual decline toward the weekend.
By Friday, Fresno's daytime high should slip to 99.
Weekend temperatures are expected to remain in the mid- to upper-90s during the day and dip to the upper 60s at night, the weather service said.
But the Valley won't be able to shake the humidity just yet, Harty said.
"Humidity will be a little high, but it won't be terrible," Harty said.