A storm system that passed by Fresno County without much rainfall on Saturday will give way to a second weather system Monday, bringing another slight chance of scattered showers in the area.
Parts of Tulare, Kings and Kern counties were the main benefactors of the rainfall — which totaled .2 of an inch as of Saturday evening — with some of those areas also reporting hail, lightning and winds as strong as 30 mph. The storm system, which gravitated more to the South Valley because of moisture levels, will continue to move south through Sunday, said Jeff Barlow, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford.
Fresno received sparse showers — about .02 of an inch — but most areas in the Valley didn’t pick up much of the scattered rain, Barlow added. Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall along the west and south end of the Valley are expected to continue through Sunday.
Sunday’s high in Fresno is expected to hover in the low 60s and cool off into the low 40s with a 20% chance of light showers. A second storm system is expected to make its way through the Valley on Monday afternoon through Tuesday with similar chances of rainfall, “then it’s back to quiet weather through the rest of the week,” Barlow said.
Highs for Wednesday through Saturday are expected to be in the 70s, Barlow said.