Winter weather advisory for Sierra Nevada this Monday

The wind advisory issued for the northern San Joaquin Valley will expire at 5 p.m. Sunday.

North/northwest winds of twenty to thirty mph will continue, gusting up to fifty mph.

High winds could also blow around unsecured objects. Tree branches could be knocked down and some power outages could result.

Use extra caution when driving in the Central Valley area this weekend, especially if driving a large vehicle. Please also secure loose outdoor objects.

The wind is ahead of a storm system that will bring wintry weather to elevations above 4,500 feet on Monday.

The snow will form early Monday morning and continue into the afternoon before easing in the evening. Heavy localized snow showers will be possible Monday afternoon through early evening with limited visibility.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the western slope of the northern Sierra Nevada for Monday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Total snow accumulations will range from four to fourteen inches above the 4500 foot elevation.

Motorists with travel plans should be prepared for winter driving conditions and are encouraged to check myMotherLode.com for the latest road conditions. Click on the “Traffic” tab.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will mainly cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snowy roads and limited visibilities, and be careful when driving.