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Weather: A Little Rain And Snow Lead To Beautiful New Year’s Day

MOUNTAIN AREA – A little bit of rain is likely in the Oakhurst area overnight, says the National Weather Service in Hanford, California, starting after 4 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation amounting to less than a tenth of an inch. Rain showers are predicted to turn to rain and snow showers, with fairly calm winds and little to no accumulation of snow.

The low temperature in Oakhurst is predicted to be around 26 on Monday night, Hanford predicts, and Tuesday is looking mostly sunny with a high near 43. Tuesday night temperatures will drop down to about 24 degrees, then temps creep up slightly during the week. Thursday, Dec. 31 is expected to be clear and New Year’s Day is shaping up to be sunny and breezy, with a high around 52 degrees in town.

Meanwhile, in Yosemite, on Sunday night into Monday morning an 80% chance of snow is predicted, with a low of around 24 degrees, leaving a possible new accumulation of less than half an inch. On Monday, December 28, snow is predicted to fall before 10 a.m., per Hanford, turning to snow showers after that, and tapering off in the early evening, giving way to a 30 percent chance of precipitation overnight into Tuesday.

Tuesday in the Park it’s supposed to be sunny, with a high near 39 degrees, and winds gusting overnight. New Year’s Eve is also expected to be a sunny day in Yosemite with a windy night, and Friday, Jan. 1 the high should reach 44 degrees in Yosemite, where it’s expected to be breezy, sunny and beautiful on the first day of the new year 2016.

National Weather Service, Hanford

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