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Wet Weather Likely On The Way For Thanksgiving

HANFORD – With only one significant rain event since spring, residents of the mountain area may be encouraged to see a wet Thanksgiving holiday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a pattern change to wet weather is likely by the middle of the week. Its arrival after a very long dry spell will create slick and potentially hazardous driving conditions on area roads.

According to the NWS, several inches of snow may fall over the higher elevations of the Sierra during the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Hikers, campers and motorists should be prepared for much colder temperatures and wintry travel over the higher elevations of the Sierra this holiday weekend.

Detailed forecast for the Oakhurst area:

Tonight
Widespread haze. Patchy smoke. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Monday
Widespread haze. Patchy smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Monday Night
Widespread haze. Patchy smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Wednesday
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Showers. Low around 44. Southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thanksgiving Day
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind.

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