Snow possible in Taft and travel will be difficult in the higher elevations

 The cold weather is going to continue and there's going to be some precipitation to go with it.

There could even be snow in Taft overnight Friday into Saturday morning.

The daytime high in Taft never got out of the 40s, and its going to be cold overnight with a hard freeze warning and an overnight low Friday of 29 degrees.

After a high of 51 on Friday afternoon, the weather gets interesting and maybe even hazardous.

Starting about 10 p.m. there is a chance of rain and snow even down in Taft with an overnight low in the mid to low 30s

The precipitation chances continue into Saturday morning and there is a 60 percent chance of precipitation, mainly before 10 a.m.

Snow levels are expected to be around 1500 feet or even lower, making travel hazardous, especially in the higher elevations.

The snow is expected to impact travel in the mountains at the south end of the Valley, including the major routes, I-5 and Highway 58.

Here is the text of a National Weather Service hard free wrning:

...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY...

...HARD FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT

THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

A HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY

FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY. A HARD FREEZE

WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY

MORNING FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.

* TEMPERATURE: MINIMUM TEMPERATURES FRIDAY MORNING BETWEEN 22

AND 27 DEGREES EXPECTED. MINIMUM TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 22 AND

27 ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND MONDAY MORNINGS.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: BAKERSFIELD...VISALIA...HANFORD...

LEMOORE...AVENAL...CORCORAN...MERCED...MADERA...FRESNO...

LOS BANOS...COALINGA...MENDOTA

* IMPACTS: LONG DURATIONS BELOW FREEZING WILL KILL UNPROTECTED

VEGETATION. EXPOSED WATER PIPES COULD BURST. PEOPLE...PETS

AND LIVESTOCK SHOULD BE PROTECTED FROM THE COLD.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT

HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=HNX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HARD FREEZE WARNING MEANS MINIMUM TEMPERATURES BELOW 27 DEGREES

ARE IMMINENT OR LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND

OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION. PROVIDE SHELTER FOR ANIMALS AND BRING

PETS INSIDE.

A HARD FREEZE WATCH MEANS MINIMUM TEMPERATURES OF 27 DEGREES OR

LOWER ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER

SENSITIVE VEGETATION.