MOUNTAIN AREA — An urgent winter weather advisory has been issued for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon including Bass Lake and Fish Camp, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory is currently in effect from 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Above 8,000 feet an accumulation of six to twelve inches of snow is possible, says NWS. Snow and windy conditions may cause restricted visibility making travel difficult. Temperatures in the higher elevations will drop below freezing with wind chill temps in the teens, making for slippery roads. Caution is recommended while driving, especially in open areas.
In the foothills on Saturday night, Hanford NWS says there’s a 30 percent chance of rain after 11 p.m. with temps dropping to around 47 degrees.
On Sunday in Oakhurst, a 90 percent chance of rain is likely with the possibility of a thunderstorm after 11 a.m., and the high reaching near 62 degrees. Some of the storms on Sunday are predicted to produce heavy rainfall in the foothills, with new rainfall amounts between one half and three quarters of an inch possible, according to current forecasts.
The low is expected to be about 39 degrees, with winds east northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. The chance of precipitation in the evening falls to 70 percent with new precipitation amounting to less than one tenth of an inch, except higher amounts are possible in thunderstorms.
Monday in the foothills is looking like it’s going to be mostly sunny, Hanford says, with a high near 66 degrees and a 20 percent chance of showers. Winds are calm for trick or treaters but it will be chilly, with the low dropping to about 39 degrees again.
Tuesday is partly sunny and the rest of the week’s forecast — so far — is looking pretty perfect, with moderate temps and more sunny skies through Friday, Nov. 4.