Weather to Impact Sierra Travel Before and After Thanksgiving

DONNER SUMMIT -- Storm clouds held off long enough to allow safe passage for travelers heading over the high Sierra passes Tuesday evening. But snow is on the way.

Several travelers at the Donner Summit rest area told FOX40 they were paying close attention to the forecast and planned their Tuesday afternoon departure with the weather in mind. They found clear roads and light traffic on Interstate 80.

The forecast called for heavy snowfall after midnight. The National Weather Service in Sacramento issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the greater Lake Tahoe region in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 10 a.m. Wednesday. Chain controls are likely.

The snow is expected to taper off late Wednesday morning. The second half of Wednesday and Thanksgiving day are looking clear.

Another storm will reach Northern California and the Sierra early Friday.