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Weekend highs may hit mid 80s, National Weather Service says

Mariposa Count high temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 80s for the first time this weekend.

Summer is not here yet, however, with more unsettled weather expected to hit the county next week. Some San Joaquin Valley locations are expected to see temperatures in the low 90s on Saturday, April 21, the National Weather Service said on Monday.

Mariposa town temperatures are expected to hit highs in the low to mid 70s this week, with a high of 80 forecast on Friday, according to the National Weather Service's Hanford, Calif. office. Nighttime lows this week are forecast to be frost-free. Forecast lows in town are expected in the high 40s and low 50s.

The situation changes next week with a high of 59 degrees F forecast on Tuesday, April 24. Rain is forecast for the latter part of next week.

"The first taste of summer may be short-lived," the NWS said on Monday (April 16). "Medium-range models show another change to unsettled weather early next week."

This weekend's warm weather may accelerate snowmelt and boost waterfall volume in Yosemite Valley. A dip in fast-moving water may be tempting on warm days, but locals and visitors are advised to avoid fast-moving creeks and the Merced River as hypothermia can result from exposureFlowers brighten a window planter at Mariposa's Happy Burger. Photo: Erik Skindrud/GAZETTE REPORTERFlowers brighten a window planter at Mariposa's Happy Burger. Photo: Erik Skindrud/GAZETTE REPORTER to the cold water.

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