SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Expect rain through the morning commute and the rest of the weekend.

The heaviest rain for Friday is expected through 11 a.m., but will taper off by the afternoon.

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More wet weather is in store for the weekend, however. Saturday, precipitation will be mainly focused on the foothills and Sierra.

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Sunday, rain will once again be widespread throughout Northern California. Gusty winds and thunderstorms are possible, with snow also expected to begin.

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A Winter Storm Watch is expected to be in effect Saturday night through Sunday night above the 6500′ elevation mark. About 6 inches of snow is possible at the 6500′ mark, while more than foot of snow could hit above 7000′. A few inches of snow could accumulate in the Lake Tahoe area.