Change in store for weather
After yet another warm stretch the permanent change that typically occurs this time of year may come next week.
The National Weather Service is calling for a dramatic change beginning Sunday that will eventually bring rain and temperatures in the lower-70s and upper-60s rather than the 90s.
“There’s definitely a change coming,” said meteorologist Dan Harty Friday. He said the first chance of showers will be late Sunday and there will be several more chances of rain through Tuesday.
He said right now it looks like the heaviest rain will be north of Fresno, but in the Porterville area “It’s looking like a good chance of getting something.”
The biggest change will be the temperatures. The predicted high on Tuesday is 67, but unlike the past storm, it is not expected to warm up much once the storm moves out of the area on Wednesday. Predicted highs Thursday and Friday are 68 and 73 degrees, respectively.
The nighttimes will get a little cooler as well with a low of 44 predicted for Wednesday night.
Normal this time of year is 79 and 54.
There is a chance of strong winds on Sunday as the low pressure system out of the Gulf of Alaska moves into the area.
Snow is expected in the higher elevations of the mountains.