MODESTO (CBS13) — Some valley spots saw some rain while the high Sierra Nevada was dusted with snow Friday morning.
Good morning #NorCal! Welcome to the coolest day of the week. Expect cloudy skies this morning, clearing a bit in the afternoon. Chances for some additional scattered showers, mainly over the Sierra mountains and foothills. Warmer and drier weather expected this weekend. #cawx pic.twitter.com/XxH3p369RD
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) October 8, 2021
In Modesto, the police department posted a picture of raindrops on one of their patrol vehicles. Officers are urging drivers to take it slow, as this is the first significant rainfall in a while – which means roads will be slick.READ MORE: First 'Bigger Snowfall' Of Season Expected In Sierra Through Monday Morning, NWS Says
The National Weather Service says Friday is expected to be the coldest day of the week.
Scattered showers are expected mainly over the foothills and mountains, but the valley could also see some rain as well. The showers are expected to shift eastward through Friday.
Snow was falling down to Kingvale along the Interstate 80 corridor early Friday morning. Only light accumulations are expected, however, and travel impacts along the I-80 and Highway 50 corridors are expected to be minimal.READ MORE: New California Animal-Welfare Law Could Push Pork Prices Higher
Parts of the Caldor Fire burn scar in El Dorado County were also dusted with snow.
MOUNTAIN PASSES CLOSE: District 10 has closed SR-4/Ebbetts Pass at the east end of Lake Alpine, SR-89/Monitor Pass at Leviathan Lookout Road & SR-108/Sonora Pass at Kennedy Meadows due to the approaching weather. There is no estimated time for opening these mountain locations. pic.twitter.com/dgsnddfgba
— Caltrans District 10 (@CaltransDist10) October 7, 2021
However, Highway 4/Ebbetts Pass at the east end of Lake Alpine, Highway 89/Monitor Pass at Leviathan Lookout Road, and Highway 108/Sonora Pass at Kennedy Meadows have all closed due to the expected weather.
Caltrans has not given an estimated time of reopening for these passes yet.MORE NEWS: Man Stabbed Early Sunday Along K Street Mall; Sacramento Police Search For Suspect
NWS forecasters say warmer and drier weather is expected come Saturday and Sunday.