TRUCKEE (CBS13) — A late-season Winter Weather Advisory is going into effect for the high country as a low-pressure system moves into NorCal.
The advisory is going into effect at noon on Thursday for the Northern Sierra above the 6500’ mark. It will be in effect through midnight, the National Weather Service says.READ MORE: Record-Breaking Temperatures Posted Around Sacramento Region Friday
⚠️Winter Weather Advisory continues today as another round of mountain snow showers is expected this afternoon – evening. Campers & hikers should be prepared for winter conditions. Travel impacts possible at higher elevations & in heavier showers. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/6jnTzGAOPD
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) May 20, 2021
About 1-4 inches of snow, with local amounts up to 7 inches, are expected in higher elevations.
Lighter accumulations are expected down to the 3500-5000’ level, forecasters say.READ MORE: Sacramento Mayor Joins Group Pushing For Reparations For Black Communities As Country Celebrates Juneteenth As Federal Holiday
Temperatures across the valley are expected to only reach the low 70s. While some isolated thunderstorms are expected later in the day with the system, forecasters say they are mainly expected to drift between the Lake, Napa and western Solano county areas later in the afternoon.
Somewhat unsettled weather is expected in the Sierra through the weekend, but the snow level is expected to be very high.
— Renee Santos (@RSantosTV) May 20, 2021
Forecasters say dry and milder weather will be returning by early next week.MORE NEWS: 'The Heat Is Unbearable': Friday Night Out Brings Sacramento Crowds Inside To Beat The Heat
The first day of summer is just a month away, with the Solstice happening on June 20.