2012-08-09 / Front Page

Thunderstorms hit Sierra crest

Thunderstorms formed over the Sierra from Kern County to Tuolumne County on Tuesday. Rain and storms could form over the range through the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

Lightning strikes occured over the mountains as far south as Lake Isabella in Kern County. 

Towards this weekend, "another surge of monsoonal moisture" will sweep into the region, bringing additional chances for lightning, thunder and rain to the high country.

High temperatures in the town of Mariposa are forecast to remain near 100 degrees for the rest of the week. 

Similar temperatures are expected next week as well. A drier, more stable airmass is expected to settle over the area, forecasters at the National Weather Service's Hanford office said.

Photo: Aug. 14 image courtesy of Yosemite Conservancy.


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