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Heavy Mountain Snow across Portions of the Rockies and Intermountain West; Mainly Tranquil Weather for the East

A storm will move across the Intermountain West and Rockies through Tuesday. Heavy snow is forecast for the higher terrain with rain for lower elevations. Meanwhile, large area of high pressure for the East will keep the weather tranquil with moderating temperatures. Later this week, a more significant storm is possible for the West, especially for northern California. Read More >

High temperatures throughout Central California this afternoon will be around ten degrees below normal for this time of year. Here are probabilities of maximum temperatures of 71 degrees or lower for select locations in the San Joaquin Valley on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021.
Maximum temperatures throughout Central California Wednesday afternoon will be a couple of degrees higher than this afternoon. By Thursday afternoon, high temperatures across Central California will be near normal for this time of year.
High temperatures throughout Central California Friday afternoon will be two to four degrees cooler than Thursday afternoon. Maximum temperatures across Central California Saturday afternoon will be around ten degrees below normal for this time of year.
A strong storm system will impact Central California Sunday through Monday. Two to three feet of snow is possible in Sierra Nevada above 9,000 feet Sunday through Monday. The heaviest snow will fall Sunday night and Monday morning. Intense rainfall rates are possible in the Sierra Nevada below 9,000 feet and in the Sierra Nevada foothills Sunday night and Monday morning, resulting in the threat of mudslides, rockslides, and debris flow flooding, particularly in recently burned areas. Strong, gusty winds are expected in the Kern County mountains and desert Sunday night and Monday. In the San Joaquin Valley, ponding of water on roadways may result in minor urban and street flooding.
A storm system will impact Central California Sunday through Monday. The highest probabilities of significant rainfall in Fresno are from 11 PM PDT Sunday night until 11 AM PDT Monday morning.

 

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