The first winter storm in two weeks has dropped less than a half-inch of rain on Fresno through Monday morning, the National Weather Service said.
The rain, which began Sunday, has totaled 0.33 of an inch, the Weather Service said. That brought Fresno’s seasonal total to 4.37 inches since Oct. 1 — well short of the 7.26 inches the city normally records by this time of the year.
The storm brought snow to the Sierra Nevada. Although the weather service did not have exact snowfall information, weather service meteorologist Jim Bagnall estimated Shaver Lake saw 2 to4 inches of snow Sunday.
More severe weather may affect the region Monday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 50% chance of thunderstorms, and the potential for brief, heavy rain, gusty erratic winds and possibly small hail across the southern and central San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra foothills from Mariposa to Tulare County.
Most of the rest of the week is expected to be clear, with patchy clouds Thursday night. Daytime temperatures for the week were expected to range from the upper 50s to the low 60s. Overnight lows are expected to be in the low to mid-40s.