YOSEMITE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Yosemite National Park announced Thursday evening that additional days for the park’s closure have been added, and may continue to be if weather conditions continue to escalate.

Initially, park officials announced the park would be closed through March 12 – but due to recent weather conditions the park will now be closed through March 16, and possibly longer.

Park rangers say the best-case scenario will allow for a partial reopening on March 17.

As storms are forecasted for Friday and next week, park officials say they will continue to provide updates later through next week.