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Wet Wednesday Likely With Snow In High Country

MOUNTAIN AREA — Tuesday’s sunny skies will likely turn into a rainy night, with a good chance for a small amount of precipitation late this evening, and more in store on Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford. Temps in Oakhurst on Wednesday will be just over 50 degrees, with a little wind, and a 70 percent chance that we could see between a quarter inch to half an inch rain.

By Thursday, Jan. 14, it’s expected to be partly sunny, with a chance of rain again overnight into Friday. As for Saturday, Jan. 16, we’re looking at a 50/50 percent, dropping down to 20 percent by Satuday night, with winds calming and a low of around 33 in town. There’s another opportunity for rain on Sunday, and that chance doubles to 40 percent for Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Meanwhile, in the higher country, NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon. Mountain snow is expected to start Wednesday morning, and continue through the evening, at elevations above 5,000 feet. Snow accumulations of two to six inches are anticipated, and winds may gust up to 50 miles per hour, especially in higher elevations. It’s expected to taper off by Thursday morning. Snow covered roads will make travel in the higher country difficult, with the possibility of falling tree branches or limbs due to snow and wind.

We’ll keep you posted as the weather changes, thanks to the National Weather Service in Hanford, California.

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