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Yosemite National Park closes roads to prepare for storms

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — High country roads in Yosemite National Park are temporarily closed to prepare for the first storms of the season.

Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road both closed Sunday night in advance of storms that are expected to roll in Monday.

The Fresno Bee reports ( that the National Weather Service says Yosemite and northern Tulare County can expect winter-like conditions, with up to two inches of snow possible above 6,000 feet.

On Sunday, an unseasonably cool weather system dropped rain and hail in parts of Northern California and dusted the Sierra Nevada with snow.

Spotty showers moved across the region, where nearly a half-inch of rain fell in the northern Sacramento Valley.

Hail was reported in Chico, about 80 miles north of Sacramento, as well as Rocklin and Folsom Lake.

Forecasters say a second, weaker storm will sweep across the region Monday.

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