Storm Watch: When to expect snow, rain this weekend


The Latest (Sunday, April 25):

8:34 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento warned of possible thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening in the northern Sacramento Valley as rainfall continues to spread throughout the region.

6:09 a.m.

The National Weather Service is Sacramento announced snow beginning to fall in the Sierra over Highway 50

NWS officials advised travelers to be prepared for click roads, chain controls and travel delays.

Original story below.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A weather system will bring rain and mountain snow to the Sacramento area and the Sierra beginning late Saturday night.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento announced Saturday that the winter storm warning will be in effect beginning 11 p.m. Saturday night until 11 a.m. Monday morning.

(Courtesy National Weather Service Sacramento)

Weather officials said the storm will impact the region causing major travel delays, trigger train controls and possible road closures with near white-out conditions.

Click or tap here to track the weather with FOX40’s Interactive Radar.

Travel during the storm is “highly discouraged,” according to the release, and up to 22 inches above 4,500 feet is expected locally.

Below 4,000 feet, NWS said lighter snowfall below 4,000 feet, between nine to 13 inches.

In the Sacramento Valley, the heaviest rainfall is expected to hit overnight Saturday to Sunday with showers lingering Monday, according to NWS.

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