MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting a storm system will impact Central California Wednesday through Saturday, resulting in periods of precipitation. The majority of this precipitation will fall Wednesday night and Thursday, as well as Friday afternoon and Friday night. There may be a brief break in precipitation Thursday night and Friday morning. Snow levels will be around 8,000 feet.
How much precipitation will we get? There seems to be some uncertainty about that. Here’s what we do know:
1. A significant change in the weather pattern is forecast this week, Wednesday, November 15th through Saturday, November 18th.
2. There is high confidence that wet weather will occur across much of the area during this period but there is a lot of uncertainty with timing and how much precipitation will occur.
3. There is a 30 to 50 percent probability of moderate winter storm impacts in the Sierra Nevada, including hazardous travel.
4. The storm system continues to trend slower, resulting in the possibility of precipitation impacts lingering well into the weekend.
With the first real rain of the season come risks and hazards. We hope you all stay safe! Keep watching Sierra News Online for weather, road conditions, power outages and more.