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Update: Another Wet Weather System This Sunday

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Another cool Pacific Storm System is forecast to move through the region Saturday night and Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, rain and snow chances will reach the Sierra Nevada by early Sunday morning. Showers will continue through Sunday, ending in most areas by Monday morning.

Total rain amounts will range from a tenth to a half an inch in the Central Valley and up to about one inch over the Sierra Nevada.

Snow levels will drop from 7500 feet Saturday night, down to 4500 on Sunday. Snow levels will lower to 3500 feet Sunday night as the precipitation tapers off.

Total snow accumulation amounts from Saturday night through Sunday night above 5500 feet, will range from four to eight inches, with as much as a foot in the highest elevations.

This could have impacts for travelers during this time. If traveling through the Sierra, Saturday night through Sunday night, carry tire chains and be prepared for possible delays.

Although this is not expected to be a heavy precipitation producing storm, heavier embedded rainfall could produce debris Flow if cells develop over recently burned areas.

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