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Update: Sierra Winter Weather Advisory Through Tuesday

A Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada remains in effect until 8 PM this evening.

After that, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Nevada above 3,000 feet through 4 AM Tuesday.

Periods of moderate to heavy snow showers will continue today into early Tuesday as an upper level disturbance continues to impact the area.

Additional snow accumulations of two to eight inches are possible above 3,000 feet.

Winds of ten to twenty mph will continue with gusts up to thirty mph.

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or are occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility and use caution while driving.