A “Hazardous Weather Outlook” has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Central Sierra this week.
The Weather Service predicts rain in the foothills tonight through Friday. The snow level is expected to drop as low as 3,000 feet, with possible accumulations of a few inches. Higher elevations may see 10 to 20 inches of snow, and the highest elevations may see up to 3 feet.
The “Hazardous Weather Outlook” states that the brunt of the storm will arrive at midnight tonight and carry into Wednesday morning. Also, there is potential for thunderstorms to develop Wednesday and Thursday during the afternoon.
Chances of precipitation for Sonora are 80 percent tonight, 90 percent tomorrow, 40 percent Thursday, 20 percent Friday, with Saturday expected to clear up. Highs will be in the upper 40s, with lows in the lower 30s through Friday. Saturday is forecast to return to the mid to upper 50s, and Sunday to be back in the 60s.