MODESTO — Its beginning to look and feel more like fall in the Northern San Joaquin Valley, and come midweek it might be time to get out the raincoat and a sweater.
Its going to be quite a bit cooler and a little breezy and maybe even a little bit of sprinkle or a shower or a thunderstorm, said Holly Osborne, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Thats expected to come our way Wednesday, though temperatures will start dropping today. From Mondays high in the mid-80s, todays mercury is supposed to reach only 79, a few degrees below the normal average high of 83.
But Wednesday, big changes are expected to be afoot. A storm likely will move into the area, bringing cooler, windy conditions though nothing like last weeks powerful gusts, Osborne said and a chance of rain.
By Wednesday, the high will be in the low 70s, Osborne said. She said the best chance of rain will come Wednesday afternoon, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Osborne said to expect lows in the high 40s fairly normal thanks to the cloud cover.
Snow is forecast in the mountains, down to about 5,000 or 6,000 feet, Osborne said.
The higher passes to the east of you guys might get a couple inches, Osborne said.
The system is expected to make its way east by Thursday, with conditions warming through the end of the week and into the weekend, though the high temperatures will still be a couple of degrees lower than normal, with highs getting up to roughly 80 by Sunday.