Low clouds that hung around the Valley kept temperatures in the 40s and 50s on Friday, and Saturday’s forecast includes light rain and more snow.
Fresno only saw a high of 46, while Lemoore went up to 50 as the sun broke through, said meteorologist Carlos Molina with the National Weather Service in Hanford.
Fog is expected to return overnight Friday in the South Valley and in Fresno as lows drop to the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Fresno is expected to reach a low of 41, while Lemoore could dip to as low as 38.
The next storm is expected to arrive Saturday morning, Molina said. The storm will bring only a few raindrops mainly from Fresno County northward. Any raindrops will only expand Fresno’s above-average rainfall total, which is around 2 inches above normal to date at 6.43 inches. Fresno typically sees an average of 4.04 inches during the same period. Lemoore is only expected to barely see 0.01 inches.
Sierra areas above 5,000 feet, like Huntington Lake, can see light to moderate snow falling with totals reaching 1 to 2 inches with the storm, adding to the above-average snow pack after years of drought.
“Any additional snow is going to help out,” Molina said.
There is expected to be a break in the action again Sunday as more storms start to roll in on Monday.