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Weekend Forecast

90s in the forecast on Saturday then cooler weather settles in beginning on Sunday. An area of low pressure will move over central California from the east this weekend then move back to the west over the area next week. When it does so it will bring cooler weather and maybe some rain showers and thunderstorms to the San Joaquin Valley Monday and Tuesday. The mountains will have a chance of thunderstorms, rain and even snow from Saturday through Thursday.
Some relief is coming to the hot, dry and windy weather that we've been experiencing in central California for the past few weeks.

A shot of cooler and possibly moist air (low pressure) will be over California in a few days that will break the recent spell of highs in the 90s and switch the wind direction from dry offshore to cooler onshore.

Saturday will still be hot and dry in the San Joaquin valley with highs dropping only a few degrees compared to Friday's scorching numbers in the middle 90s.

However, there will be less wind and slightly higher humidity in the critically dry areas of the Sierra Nevada of Tulare County so fire danger will drop somewhat.

There will be a 20% chance of thunderstorms over the high Sierra Saturday that could produce more lightning and wind than rain so that could spark fires over higher elevations.

Sunday will bring even cooler temps in the lower 80s and decreasing severity of fire danger as well but dry thunderstorms are still possible in the mountains.

Next week the low pressure area will sweep up some tropical moisture and move inland across California bringing clouds, a chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms especially to the mountains but also to the valley.

High temperatures are forecast to drop into the upper 70s for the first part of the week in Fresno with low temps in the middle 50s.

Next week will feel much more like spring, at least for a few days before the mercury starts climbing above normal the end of the week.

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Fresno, CA

Partly Cloudy
  • High: 87°F
  • Low: 56°F
  • Sunrise: 6:18 AM PDT
  • Sunset: 7:37 PM PDT
  • Feels Like: 62°F
  • Wind Chill: 62°F
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • Dew Point: 47°
  • Relative Humidity: 58%