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Hanford, CA — The National Weather Service has issued a severe storm warning for the Southern Sierra Nevadas as a powerful system approaches.

Forecasters say the storm is expected to move onshore this afternoon, bringing with it heavy snow and gusty winds to the upper mountain elevations.

The storm warning is in effect through 9:00 tomorrow morning. Forecasters say most of the precipitation from the storm will fall tonight.

As much as two to three feet of snow is possible above 7500 feet by tomorrow morning.

Those traveling into the mountains are advised to be prepared for winter driving conditions, delays and possible road closures.