ABC30 Meteorologist Madeline Evans says December is starting at near-record heat, with temperatures expected to be in the low 70s.
Ending November on a warm note.— Madeline Evans (@MadelineABC30) November 30, 2021
Highs in the upper 60s and low 70s once again today with plenty of sunshine. We'll be kicking off December with near record heat.@ABC30 #AMLive #ABC30Accuweather pic.twitter.com/61rKIzr2FZ
The National Weather Service in Hanford says temperatures will be nine to 12 degrees above normal on Wednesday and Thursday. Throughout the next week, temperatures will cool slightly but still be a few degrees above average.
Temperatures will warm to 9 to 12 degrees above normal Wednesday and Thursday. Some cooling will occur over the weekend but highs will still be around 4 to 7 degrees above normal. Dry weather will continue through the weekend then a slight chance of rain develops by Monday. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/JajDI6fJVh— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) November 30, 2021
It doesn't look like rain is expected for Central California soon, either.
The Climate Prediction Center winter precipitation map forecasts below-average rainfall for the Central Valley during December, January and February.
Madeline Evans says the last measurable rain the region saw was in early November. So far, dry conditions are expected for the first week of December.