Rain is expected in the San Joaquin Valley and snow in the Sierra on Thursday and Friday, the National Weather Service said.
There’s a 70% chance of rain beginning on Thursday morning, then continuing on Friday night, said Gary Sanger of the National Weather Service in Hanford. The weather service says thunderstorms are possible after 11 a.m. Thursday.
There’s also a chance of another storm in the middle of next week, “but we don’t want to get peoples’ hope up too high,” Sanger said.
Valley high temperatures are expected to stay in the low 70s for Thursday and Friday, then a slight warmup to weekend highs in the mid 70s, Sanger said.
The low temperatures the rest of the week will stay in the low 50s, Sanger said.
Four to six inches of snow is expected for Yosemite and Kings Canyon. Sanger said travelers should expect delays and road closures in the higher elevations.