Colder days, possible rain ahead

Bee Staff ReportsFebruary 3, 2014 

A few areas of the Northern San Joaquin Valley got a smattering of raindrops Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to register anywhere. Hope lies ahead at the end of this week, however, with forecasters saying we just might get some more wet weather by Thursday.

Neither the Modesto nor Turlock irrigation districts reported any measurable rainfall Sunday, though several areas got enough at least to wet the sidewalk.

As for the week ahead, it’s a little more wintry, with high temperatures reaching the upper 50s and near 60. That’s more typical than the near 70s the area has been seeing. Overnight temperatures are expected to drop into the lower 30s, so it’s a good idea to keep those outdoor plants protected.

The mostly sunny days early in the week are expected to give way to clouds by Wednesday, with the National Weather Service predicting a 20 percent chance of rain Thursday. It’s expected to be clear Friday, with clouds returning Saturday and Sunday, hopefully bringing some rain with them.

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