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Update: Sierra Nevada Winter Storm Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevada above 4,000 feet from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

Snow levels will lower rapidly with this storm, dropping to around 4000 feet Thursday night and then hover between 3,000 and 4,000 feet on Friday.

Total snow accumulations will range from eight to twenty inches above the 4,000 foot elevation. Light snow accumulations are possible down to 3000 feet.

In addition, gusty winds during the storm may bring poor visibilities. Plan on difficult travel conditions and chain controls. Slick roads can be expected.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.