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Fresno Is Unusually Cool and Breezy. When Will the High 90s Arrive?



The Valley will be breezy with temperatures well below normal through Tuesday, but highs will hit the upper 90s by the weekend. (Shutterstock)
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The cool breezy weather the Valley saw on Mother’s Day will linger a while before summer-like temperatures heat up the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service office in Hanford, the highs in Fresno on Monday and Tuesday will be in the 60s — about 15 degrees below normal for this time of year.

A warming trend will return temperatures to the 80s at midweek followed By Friday, however, the highs will soar to the upper 90s, bringing “a taste of summer” to the region, the NWS says.

The Last Sierra Storm?

Snow fell in Lake Tahoe and light rains dampened the Bay Area on Sunday. Despite the spring snow, California remains locked in drought after historically dry winter months.

According to a recent report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, the state’s two biggest reservoirs — Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville — are at “critically low levels” at a time that should be at their highest.

Shasta is at 40% of capacity, its lowest ever at the start of May, and Oroville is at 55% of capacity.

You can view how much water is in the state’s major reservoirs at this link.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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