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More Rain, a Lot More Snow Coming to Valley on Tuesday



Buildings at the Kingsburg Golf Course remained flooded Saturday. (GV Wire/Paul Marshall)
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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.

Kingsburg Golf Course remained underwater on Saturday. (GV Wire/Paul Marshall)

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email