A Possibility of Thunderstorms for Mariposa and Oakhurst Today

December 8, 2019 - The National Weahter Service Hanford Office reports we are expecting some isolated thunderstorms over the area later today.

Here is the outlook area from the Storm Prediction Center showing areas where thunder is possible.
  Area Forecast Discussion 
  National Weather Service Hanford CA 
  156 AM PST Sun Dec 8 2019 
  A weather system will affect the district through this evening.  
  A ridge of high pressure will build into the area for Monday and  
  Tuesday, with morning fog possible. Quick, mainly dry short wave  
  moves through Central California on Wednesday, before ridge builds 
  across the area into the end of next week.  
  Radar shows the main area of precipitation from the latest short 
  wave now pushing across Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties as the 
  wave moves east to southeast across the Central California 
  Interior. High resolution short range models continue to drive 
  this precipitation band to the southeast overnight with the bulk 
  of it reaching Bakersfield and the Kern County Mountains after 7 
  As the center of the low pressure system moves southeast 
  across the forecast area today...a showery pattern will persist 
  with cold air aloft providing enough instability for a few low 
  topped thunderstorms over mainly the San Joaquin Valley and 
  foothills this afternoon. There should be enough coverage of these 
  developing and passing showers to keep chances of precipitation 
  moderate all day however it certainly will not be a constant rain 
  or snow event in the Sierra.  
  As for continued snow threat in the Sierra, model projected 
  precipitation suggests several inches or more of snow will fall 
  above 6000 feet today thus the winter storm warning will remain in 
  place through early evening.  
  By later this afternoon and early evening...models move the low 
  pressure trough southward into Southern California and this will 
  effectively end the precipitation for Central California. On 
  Monday, a sharp ridge of high pressure is progged to build down 
  the West Coast with the ridge holding into Tuesday. This scenario 
  will provide dry and warming weather for all areas outside the San 
  Joaquin Valley guessed it...patchy fog will form 
  Monday morning with the threat of widespread fog Tuesday morning. 
  Should see lower level inversion conditions increase during this  
  time frame and afternoons will become more hazy in the lower  
  Models then bring a weak short wave trough into the ridge on 
  Tuesday night and Wednesday and some light precipitation may reach 
  into the Yosemite area but little chance will exist to the south. 
  The pattern looks to remain dry beyond Wednesday as the storm 
  track is pushed well to the north due to strengthening high 
  pressure west of Baja and Southern California later in the week. 
  Looks like the ridge will keep things dry well into next weekend 
  with again, mainly clear and warming weather for everyone outside 
  the SJV where fog, low clouds and cool temperatures are a frequent 
  product of this synoptic pattern in mid December. 
Source: NWS