Valley affected by wet weather

FRESNO, Calif.

The Frank H. Ball Center is open and people seeking a warm place to sleep can come here free of charge.

The Frank H. Ball Center's doors are open because temperatures are expected to reach 36 degrees or below. People who choose to stay here will not only be warm for the night - they'll be dry as well.

That's because a steady amount of rain fell across the central Valley Saturday.

The rain didn't stop the Fresno State baseball team from hosting Gonzaga. Dozens of red wave fans braved the cold and wet weather using blankets and umbrellas.

Others however left after just one inning of play.

"It's a little cold and there's a lot of games left this season. I'll be back. Is it the cold or the rain tonight? Probably the rain. Just the rain."

The wet weather presents a challenge for drivers out on the roads.

But they're not the only ones facing potential problems.

Almond growers like Paul Betancourt are hoping the rain will stop just in time for their blooming season.

Betancourt is constantly checking his smartphone for real-time weather conditions so he can stay one step ahead of any potential storm.

"We can schedule stuff or we can say hey! We're not going to be able to… When you see a band of clouds going from Mexico to Oregon off the coast you know the next day it's going to be wet."

And this is a crucial time for growers because the rain can damage an almond trees chance of a full bloom.

If the rain continues Betancourt could lose up to a third of his yearly harvest.

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