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Update: Winter Storm Coming This Christmas Weekend

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A winter storm system will bring impactful winter weather across Northern California this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Northern Sierra Nevada, from Christmas morning (Friday) through Saturday Morning.

Heavy mountain snow is expected across the Sierra Nevada with this storm.

Mountain travel is expected to become difficult by Christmas afternoon and evening and continue through early Saturday morning.

Eight inches to three feet of total wet snow accumulation is expected.

If you are traveling in the mountains, carry chains, extra warm clothing and food and be prepared for significant travel delays. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor for the latest forecasts.