North end of Bass Lake iced over after heavy storms, frigid conditions
Another storm system is approaching the Central Valley this week, adding to an already wet season across the region.
Weather officials expect the storm to move in Tuesday night, but most of the precipitation will fall Wednesday.
According to the National Weather Service, the storm is forecast to hit the hardest in the southern Sierra Nevada. Oakhurst and Mariposa should see between 1 to 2 inches of rain, and Yosemite Valley slightly more at 2 to 3 inches.
As with previous storms, the National Weather Service warned of the possibility of mudslides and rock slides near burn scars. Previous storms have closed down a 17-mile stretch of Highway 140 near the Ferguson Fire burn scar.
Snow is expected at elevations around 7,000 feet. Yosemite to Kings Canyon has been issued a winter storm warning from Tuesday night through Wednesday night, while the Tulare County mountains were issued a winter weather advisory.
The weather service advised against traveling through the high Sierra, but “if you must travel, remember to carry tire chains, plenty of food, a good deal of water, and warm clothing in your vehicle.”
Down in the San Joaquin Valley, precipitation will be much lighter. Merced, Madera and Fresno should see up to an inch of rain.