If you haven’t already mowed your lawn by Monday, you might want to wait a couple of days until the next rainstorm passes through Central California.
Unlike recent storms, this one will be pretty mild, with only a quarter to half-inch of rain in the eastern parts of the Valley and 2 to 3 feet of snow in the Sierra above 4,000 feet, meteorologist Josue Chamberlain told GV Wire on Monday.
“If people would like to get their umbrellas out, yeah, but it’s not like a wetting rain like it was two weeks ago or a week ago,” he said, referring to the heavy downpours that doused the region.
The west side of the Valley will get even less rain, possibly as little as a tenth of an inch, he said.
The storm is due to arrive Tuesday morning and depart Wednesday morning, Chamberlain said.
It will further hike Fresno’s rainfall total, which on Monday was 17.09 inches, or nearly 9 inches above the normal rainfall total for an entire year, he said.
Tuesday’s storm, coming from the Gulf of Alaska, is colder and contains less moisture than the subtropical storms that hit earlier this month and this winter, Chamberlain said.
After Wednesday, the forecast calls for at least a few days of a dry spell, he said. The longer-range forecast is for a slight chance of more rain and cold than is normal for this time of year, he said.