Mariposa & Yosemite

Sierra snow predicted for today

The National Weather Service has issued a late-season winter storm warning for the Sierra Nevada tonight because of a system coming from the north that will bring the threat of snow, unseasonably cold temperatures and gusty winds to higher elevations.

The warning is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon through 5 a.m. Tuesday and covers the southern Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon national parks. Snow accumulations could be be from four to seven inches, and some areas above 10,000 feet might receive as much as 10 inches.

The floor of the central San Joaquin Valley also will continue to have lower-than-normal temperatures today and Tuesday, the weather service said. It is expected to be partly sunny today with a change of rain overnight. The high should be in the low 70s and the overnight low in the mid-40s. Tuesday's high should reach the low 70s.