Storm to bring rain, cooling

A late-season storm is expected to bring rain and substantially cooler temperatures to the Valley today and early tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.

The system should reach the Fresno area by late afternoon and will move through the Valley quickly, said weather service meteorologist Jim Bagnall.

While high temperatures over the weekend pushed 90 degrees, today's storm is expected to limit high temperatures to the upper-60s.

The storm will drop some showers but it isn't expected to bring a lot of moisture, Bagnall said. Fresno should see around a tenth of an inch of rain.

By Tuesday morning the rain is expected to move into the mountains, and elevations around 8,000 feet and above could see 4 to 7 inches of snow, Bagnall said.

By Thursday, Fresno-area temperatures should return to near normal with an expected high of 81 degrees.