Daytime temperatures will drop about 20 degrees between Wednesday, May 18, and Friday, May 20. A low-pressure system is coming from the north, bringing with it a chance of late-season snow in the Sierra Nevada.
In the early morning hours, the Kaweah River in Three Rivers is reaching about 1,700 cfs as that is when the day’s snowmelt makes it down the canyon. Peak flow for Spring 2016 most likely occurred Saturday, May 14, when the river reached a flow of 2,235 cfs.
Lake Kaweah is about 75 percent of maximum fill. It is expected to reach 185,000 acre feet, the lake's capacity, sometime in June. This will be the first time the lake has reached 100 percent capacity in five years.