The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Nevada above 7000 feet from Friday 10am through Saturday 4pm.
Snow levels will range from 6000 through 7500 feet.
Four to sixteen inches of snow accumulation is expected above 7000 feet.
Winds of fifteen to twenty-five mph are likely with gusts up to 40 mph.
A second and stronger storm is forecast from Saturday night into Monday.
Snow levels will range from 6000 through 6500 feet.
Two to three feet of snow accumulation is possible in the Sierra Nevada.
One inch to one inch and a half of rain may fall in the central valley.
Breezy and gusty winds are also likely with the second storm.
Unsettled weather may continue through much of next week with additional storms possible.