The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevada from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
Light snow and strong gusty winds will linger over the mountains tonight.
A stronger storm is expected Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday.
Six to sixteen inches of snow is expected from 4000 through 5000 feet. One to three feet of snow is possible above 6000 through 8000 feet.
Winds of twenty to thirty-five mph are expected with some gusts reaching from fifty to sixty mph.
Cold temperatures, gusty winds and periods of snow will continue for the rest of the week.
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