Rain and Mountain Snow Friday through Monday

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 03, 2017 / comments

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Special Weather Statement from National Weather Service Sacramento CA

West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada:

A Pacific storm is still on track to impact Interior Northern California Friday into early next week. The heaviest precipitation and strongest winds are expected Friday night through Saturday. Snow levels will lower below the Sierra passes on Friday. Precipitation is forecast to wind down from west to east Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. Another system is expected on Sunday.

Motorists traveling into the mountain late this week into early next week should be prepared for winter weather conditions.

Impacts: More than two feet of snow are possible over the higher terrain which could impact travel. Slick roads can be expected with localized flooding from leaf clogged drains and ash flows around recently burned areas.

Rainfall Totals: One-half to one and a half inches in the Central Valley and coastal range, and 2 to 4 inches in the Sierra Nevada and Shasta County mountains.

Snowfall Totals: 8 to 15 inches above 6500 feet up to two to two and a half feet over Lassen Peak and the Northern Sierra Nevada crest.

Winds: Southwest wind gusts up to 35 mph in the Sacramento Valley Friday afternoon and up to 45 mph over the higher mountain elevations.

Additional information and updates can be found at www.weather.gov/sacramento and our facebook page at NWSSacramento and @NWSSacramento on twitter.

CURRENT FORECAST:

Friday

Rain. Highs 49 to 61. Prevailing southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night

Rain. Lows 38 to 50. Prevailing south winds 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday

Rain. Highs 45 to 59. Prevailing south winds 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Colder. Lows 33 to 45. Prevailing south winds up to 10 mph.

Sunday

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 47 to 62.

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows 35 to 47.

Monday

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs 47 to 62.

Monday Night

Mostly clear. Colder. Lows 29 to 43.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy. Warmer. Highs 55 to 65.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 50.

Wednesday Through Thursday

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 54 to 68. Lows 38 to 52.