Rare May storm targets California following word of ski resort staying open until August

By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist

Following the announcement that Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort will stay open into August, more mountain snow is on the way this holiday weekend as the next rare May storm targets California.

Instead of sunshine and warmth spanning the state, a storm is expected to sweep rain, thunderstorms and mountain snow from north to south Saturday night into Sunday night.

Ahead of the storm, isolated severe thunderstorms can erupt across the southern San Joaquin Valley on Saturday afternoon.

If there are enough breaks in the clouds, additional stronger thunderstorms may follow on Sunday.

“Sunday’s storm can be potent enough to produce some hail from San Francisco to Fresno in California,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist John Gresiak. “Funnel clouds can be seen in a few locations.”

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