How much rain will the Central Valley get this week?

FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE/KSEE) – An entire week of rain is on its way toward the Central Valley.

Entering the month of February beginning on Friday, showers are predicted to be ahead including some thunderstorms, a high wind advisory possible winds up to 50 MPH, and lots of snow up in the foothills.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), due to the atmospheric storms, heavy snow is possible above 5,000 feet. There could be accumulations of 8-14 inches at 5,000 feet with 14-30 inches above 7,000 feet. Winds could gust as high as 50 MPH.

The heaviest rainfall associated with the atmospheric river is expected Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. Flooding and mudslides are possible in the Sierra Nevada below 5,000 feet and adjacent foothills due to rain amounts of up to three inches, according to NWS.

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This week’s 7-day forecast temperatures include:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 31 – High: 68, Low: 52 (evening rain)

  • Thursday, Feb. 1 – High: 58, Low: 46 (rain and thunderstorms)

  • Friday, Feb. 2 – High: 57, Low: 41 (passing showers)

  • Saturday, Feb. 3 – High: 56, Low: 43 (partial clearing)

  • Sunday, Feb. 4 – High: 56, Low: 49 (showers return)

  • Monday, Feb. 5 – High: 60, Low: 49 (rain continues)

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 – High: 58 (moderate rain)

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Lots of rain ahead along with cooler conditions ahead for the Central Valley.

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