Gutter puddles and a hint of precipitation in the air welcomed shoppers to the Modesto Certified Farmers Market downtown Thursday morning.
The Modesto Irrigation District recorded 0.08 inches of rain downtown between 1 and 8 a.m. Late-morning rain brought the total to 0.15 inches. Rain fell over much of Stanislaus County starting in the early-morning hours. By 1 p.m., the Turlock Irrigation District’s Canal Drive weather station had recorded 0.07 inches.
Modesto police Lt. Kelly Scott said early Thursday that officers were anticipating crashes as motorists dealt with the damp roads. As morning traffic increased, calls came in about collisions possibly related to the rain. Early afternoon, Scott said the accidents resulted in no serious injuries.
Friday should be mostly clear. The high Friday will be near 83, with a northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, and gusts as high as 20 mph.
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Saturday should be sunny, with a high near 80. Clouds will return Saturday night, and Sunday – while mostly sunny with a high near 73 – will bring a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m.
After a high near 78 on Monday, temperatures in the low 80s are expected to return Tuesday and Wednesday.