A significant storm is on course to hit the San Joaquin Valley on Sunday, and the National Weather Service in Hanford predicts widespread rain through Monday.
The storm, which could hit northern California as early as Saturday, is also expected to deliver as much as two feet of snow in the Sierra.
A storm system will impact Central California Sunday through Monday. Widespread rain is expected in the San Joaquin Valley. One to two feet of snow is possible in the Southern Sierra Nevada above 5,000 feet. The heaviest snow will fall Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/Cosgc2QniF
— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) April 2, 2020
Travelers heading toward Lake Tahoe could face difficult conditions at times, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. Light snow is forecast for Saturday with heavier snow expected to arrive Sunday morning. In addition, the forecast calls for wind gusts up to 55 mph along Highway 95 near the California-Nevada border Sunday evening and night.
A storm system is likely to bring generous precipitation into much of the central California interior later this weekend into early next week. Here are projected rain and snow totals by 11 pm PDT Monday. Keep watching for NWS updates on this storm in the coming days.#cawx pic.twitter.com/TC9Y1JkKIo
— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) April 3, 2020