Northern California to be hit by heavy rain and snow

Published on : Monday, January 8, 2018

californiaAccording to the National Weather Service commuters and mountain travelers should prepare for hazardous road conditions on Monday as storm moves in.



Cory Mueller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said that a trough of low pressure from the Northwest will settle over the valley on Monday, resulting in a storm system that will drop inches of rain and snow.



At around 5 a.m. rain will start in the Sacramento area and continue throughout the day, with temperatures staying in the mid 50’s.



It is expected that wind gusts will pick up on Monday evening and will get as high as 35 miles per hour. The rainfall will be between 1 and 2 inches.



Mueller added that commuters’ routes will turn slow in the morning and evening because of the rain.



Sierra Nevada region will also be  struck by rain with rainfall of 3 to 4 inches expected while areas above 7,000 feet will get a few feet of snow mentioned Mueller.



The National Weather Service is issuing a winter weather advisory for Interstate 80- over Donner Pass and Interstate 50 over Echo Summit of having higher than usual snow levels.



Travellers were warned of slippery roads, winds and low visibility.

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