Friday, 12 April 2024

Forecasters predict rain may return this weekend

LAKE COUNTY – After three years of drought conditions, Lake County residents know that receiving more rain is beneficial – even though Clear Lake is nearly full – and more rain is on the way to help extend the wildflower season.

During the day on Wednesday and into the evening, many residents were seen fishing and boating on Clear Lake as temperatures topped out in the low 70s.

Late Wednesday, Clear Lake was at 7.42 feet Rumsey according to the US Geological Survey gauge, rising from 7.20 feet Rumsey on Sunday, as previously reported.

A full lake is 7.56 feet Rumsey, according to Lake County's Water Resources Division.

Skies should continue to be clear Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento, although temperatures will be slightly cooler than on Wednesday and only reach in to the low- to mid-60s.

The weekend is forecast to start off partly sunny on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service, as temperatures begin to slide downward as a low-pressure system moves in to Lake County. Saturday daytime highs are forecast to reach only into the 50s.

On Sunday, the chance of rain returns and increases throughout the day and into the evening, the National Weather Service predicts, with a daytime high only in the low 50s.

Throughout the week, overnight lows are expected to remain above freezing in most areas of Lake County according to the National Weather Service.

That prediction is good news for area farmers who have had to wake in the early mornings before dawn several times in the past few days to implement frost protection measures.

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