According to the National Weather Service in Hanford, there is a 20% chance of rain today, Friday (Nov. 3). By tonight, the chance increases to 40%, with rain likely on Saturday (between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible).
The rain will stick around Sunday, with 50% chance and less than a tenth of an inch possible. The chance of rain on Monday drops to 30%, and by Tuesday, we should see mostly sunny skies.
There is a 20-30% chance of rain Wednesday and Thursday of next week (Nov. 8-9).
A winter storm warning in the Sierra above 7,000 feet will remain in effect from 5 a.m., Saturday to 4 p.m., Sunday. Expect 6-10 inches of snow, with localized amounts at 15 inches. Possible travel delays and road closures due to winter-like conditions.
With rain in the forecast, PG&E reminds customers that they should be ready if weather conditions cause outages in their area.
PG&E meteorologists are not predicting a significant storm event, but wet weather is forecast at times Friday into early next week with snow levels lowering to 5,000 to 6,000 feet.
These wet and windy conditions might cause trees, limbs and other debris to fall into power lines, damage equipment and interrupt electric service. PG&E reminds customers to keep a safe distance from PG&E crews responding to outages in their neighborhoods. Public safety is the top priority.
If you have a generator, inform PG&E and do not use it unless it is installed safely and properly. If it is not, you risk damaging your property and endangering yourself and PG&E line workers who may be working on nearby power lines. Information on the safe installation of generators can be found at www.pge.com/generator.
PG&E reminds customers to stay safe, and to stay away from downed power lines. If you see a downed power lines, keep yourself and others away from it and call 911 and PG&E at (800) 743-5002.
Meteorologists forecast more atmospheric river storm events this winter compared to the long-term average. And so, precipitation is forecast to be slightly above normal in the northern section and about normal in the southern portion, with December possibly being the wettest month of the winter.