Sunday heat to give way to chance of rain, showers

Fresno will continue to be hot Sunday — with a predicted high of 90 degrees — but that heat is expected to precede an incoming low-pressure system sure to bring cooler weather and chances of rain and thunderstorms.

Jim Dudley, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford, said as a high pressure system currently cooking the Valley moves its way down the state, another system is expected to move in and bring temperatures down to mid- to low-70s. The system will also bring slight chances of rain and thunderstorms throughout the week.

Sunday’s high in Fresno will be above the usual norm of upper-70s for this time of year and is three degrees below the day’s record high of 93, Dudley said. The low for Sunday is expected to be 54. Saturday’s high in Fresno was 87 — well short of the record for the date of 95.

This week will see “rather unsettled weather,” Dudley said, with highs gradually lowering from 89 on Monday, 84 on Tuesday and a significant dip of 74 on Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-70s throughout the rest of the week.

“It’s definitely going to be a welcome change this week,” Dudley said, adding, “It’s going to be something that we haven’t had in a while.”