The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California. It is in effect from 11pm pst today – 11am pst Friday. A cold front is expected to move in, which will turn rain to snow and rapidly drop snow levels.
3-6″ of snow above 6500ft Tonight – Friday Morning.
Snow levels are going to start out relatively high tonight, but they are expected to drop to 5500-5000ft by Friday Morning.
Additional Storm Info:
CA: 3-6″ of Snow Above 6500ft Tonight – Friday Morning
* Total snow accumulations up to 3 to 6 inches are expected above 6500 feet. - NOAA Sacramento, CA
CA Winter Weather Advisory:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Sacramento CA 442 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017 ...Early Season Snow and Gusty Winds... .A cool weather system will bring early season snow to the Northern Sierra this evening through Friday morning. Snow levels are expected to begin high Thursday evening then drop rapidly to around 5000 to 5500 feet by Friday morning. There could be 3 to 6 inches of snow along Interstate 80 above 6500 feet...impacting areas near Donner pass. Motorists traveling over mountain passes should be prepared for slick roads. Winds gusting to 65 mph over mountain ridges could cause problems for high profile vehicles and when combined with snow could bring poor visibility. Western Plumas County/Lassen Park- West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada- ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM PDT FRIDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET... * WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Strong, gusty winds may impact driving and visibility. Total snow accumulations up to 3 to 6 inches are expected above 6500 feet. * WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada County. * WHEN...11 PM Thursday to 11 AM Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.