MOUNTAIN AREA — Rain and snow are in the picture again this week, depending on your elevation, starting with an 80 percent chance of precipitation in the foothills on Monday, Jan. 18, becoming heavy at times.
The high temperature in Oakhurst on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is expected to be around 55 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford, with between one quarter and one half inch of rain accumulating.
Showers continue in the foothills Monday night and Tuesday, with lows in the mid-thirties. Right now, the forecast looks sunny for Wednesday. Rain returns later in the week and could last into the weekend.
Admission to Yosemite National Park is waived on Monday in honor of the holiday.
The Park will see snow showers, predicted to start Sunday night, Jan. 17, and continue for two days. A couple of inches of snow are expected to accumulate on Monday, and up to nine inches on Tuesday. The high temps will be just under 40 degrees, with lows in the high teens. Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Yosemite is expected to be sunny and crisp.
There’s a chance snow showers will move back in late Thursday, according to the current forecast.