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Freezing Temps and Frost Heading Fresno’s Way



NWS Hanford has a Freeze Watch is in effect for much of the San Joaquin Valley for Wednesday and Thursday mornings. (Shutterstock)
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You might want to throw another blanket or comforter on your bed and protect plants and pipes before Tuesday night.

A cold trough of low pressure is expected in Fresno and other Valley communities that will drop temperatures below freezing, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.

In addition, winds of 10-20 mph will produce even colder wind-chill readings.

The NWS predicts a low temperature for Tuesday night of 30 degrees followed by a low of 29 on Wednesday night. The forecast also calls for widespread morning frost Wednesday and Thursday.

Beginning Tuesday night, there’s also a chance of rain and snow in the Valley’s east-side foothills and mountains

On Friday, an upper-level trough is expected to produce a 20% chance of showers throughout the day.

(GV Wire/Paul Marshall)


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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