Rain expected to last throughout day in Modesto area

local@modbee.comApril 4, 2013 

— Rain in the Modesto area is expected to last throughout the day and into the evening, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

The Pacific storm dampening Northern California this morning is expected to move through by late evening, clearing the way for a partly cloudy Friday and dry weekend.

Rainfall totals from this storm could range from a tenth to a half-inch throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Through 9 a.m., downtown Modesto had received .41 inches, according to the Modesto Irrigation District.

Snow levels won't fall below 6,000 feet, and no more than three inches is expected in the Sierra.

Conditions could be windy at times, with gusts up to 30 mph, forecasters report.

To see the latest on this storm, click here.

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