The Sierra is gearing up for another round of snowfall as a colder weather system approaches Northern California. The forecast indicates that rain and snow will prevail throughout the region from Monday through Wednesday morning.
On Monday, snowfall levels are likely to occur between 7,500 and 8,500 feet. However, as the system progresses, snow levels are predicted to drop to as low as 6,500 feet by Tuesday. Early Wednesday morning may see a mix of rain and snow passing over the Sierra before conditions begin to dry up.
For those in the Donner Summit area, snowfall accumulations are anticipated to range from a trace up to 2 inches during the Monday to Wednesday timeframe. Meanwhile, locations around Lake Tahoe at lake-level could witness anywhere from a trace to 1 inch of snow. At higher elevations, the snowfall totals are expected to be more substantial, ranging from 3 to 5 inches.
The storm will also bring plenty of rain to the region, with some areas expecting up to 1.5 inches. Here is the full rain forecast:
As with any snowstorm, mountain travel is discouraged as chain controls are expected on high-elevation roadways. Check the road conditions and prepare for travel delays if heading into higher elevations.