The National Weather Service has issued Wind Advisories for both the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley.
The Wind Advisory for the Central Valley is in effect from 6 AM Tuesday through Noon on Wednesday.
Winds of fifteen to twenty-five mph are likely with gusts up to forty-five mph.
The Wind Advisory for the Sierra Nevada is in effect from 4 PM Tuesday through 4 PM on Wednesday.
Winds of twenty to thirty mph are anticipated with gusts up to fifty-five mph. Gusts could reach as high as ninety mph near the crest of the Sierra.
Through New Years Eve, a few showers are forecast in the Mother Lode with a few inches of snow accumulation expected in the Sierra.
Overnight lows will range from the low thirties in the central valley to the teens in the Sierra.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of forty mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Gusty winds can also bring down trees and power lines and lead to power outages.