Update: Sierra Nevada Winter Weather Advisory This Weekend
The first wave of the weather system has brought moderate snowfall accumulations to the Sierra, mainly above 6,500 feet.
While there will be a brief lull in the precipitation early this morning, snow showers will pick up in intensity by the late morning, continuing at times into the night.
The Winter Weather Advisory issued for the Sierra Nevada for elevations above 6,500 feet, remains in effect through 4 AM Sunday, although the snow levels will drop to around 4,000 feet by this evening.
Additional snow accumulations above the 7,000 foot elevation will range from two inches to eight inches.
The winds will continue to gust as high as forty mph at times.
Snow combined with gusty winds could create difficult travel conditions for travelers over the Sierra passes. If travel is necessary, carry chains and expect lengthy delays. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Slow down while traveling.
A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.