Central Valley

Valley soaked by weekend storm

The weekend's storm left more snow in the mountains and a half-inch of rain in the foothills, the National Weather Service reported.

If there is a silver lining to these clouds, it's this: We're almost done.

There is a 20% chance of rain this morning, but temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-70s to mid-80s as the week wears on, said Jim Dudley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Hanford.

Sunday's storm dropped one- third of an inch of rain in the Lemoore area, causing flooding along Highway 198, Dudley said.

But across most of the Valley, rainfall was light, with most areas collecting 0.1 inch to 0.2 inch of rain, he said.

About 4 inches of snow accumulated at elevations of 6,000 feet or higher in Yosemite National Park, Dudley said. About a half an inch of rain fell in the foothills.

Tioga Pass Road was closed Saturday because of snow and it remained closed Sunday, Dudley said.

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