Here’s when to avoid Sierra travel

Two rounds of Valley rain and Sierra snow have called for a KCRA 3 Weather Alert Day specifically for the Sierra. Here’s what to expect region by region.In the Sierra: Snow will start very late Wednesday night. Expect travel conditions to quickly deteriorate by Thursday morning. Snow will be steady during the day Thursday above 5500 ‘. Chain controls will be needed through the passes.Snow will intensify Thursday night. This will likely be the time period with the heaviest snow. Travel is not advised.Snow showers will last through Friday afternoon, slowly tapering off throughout the day. Totals will range from 12 ”to 18” above 5000 ‘with some of the resort peaks measuring 2’ to 3 ‘. This will likely be the best storm for the mountains since late December.In the Valley: Areas of light rain start late Wednesday night and last through the Thursday morning commute. Rain will become less widespread in the afternoon, but a few heavier thunderstorms are possible, especially on the east side of the Valley. Wednesday night and Thursday will also be breezy.Rain will be more widespread again Thursday night but it will quickly taper off Friday morning. Most of Friday looks dry with scattered clouds. Two day rainfall totals will range from .50 ”to 1.00” .In the Foothills: Steady rain will start very late Wednesday night, likely between 1 and 3 am There should be some breaks in the precipitation Thursday afternoon, but a few heavier thunderstorms are possible.Rain will pick up again Thursday night. This will likely be the time period with the heaviest precipitation. Showers will linger into the first half of Friday with some slow clearing Friday afternoon.Expect rainfall totals between 2.00 ”and 3.00” between tonight and Friday afternoon.View our interactive radar below. (App users, click here) .This system could impact traffic . Track our interactive traffic map below. (App users, click here.) Download our app for the latest.Here is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.Watch our forecasts on TV or online.Here’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a livestream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.Follow our KCRA weather team on social media.Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Melanie Hunter on Facebook and TwitterMeteorologist Eileen Javora on FacebookMeteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on FacebookMeteorologist Heather Waldman on Facebook and Twitter

Two rounds of Valley rain and Sierra snow have called for a KCRA 3 Weather Alert Day specifically for the Sierra. Here’s what to expect region by region.

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In the Sierra:

Snow will start very late Wednesday night. Expect travel conditions to quickly deteriorate by Thursday morning. Snow will be steady during the day Thursday above 5500 ‘. Chain controls will be needed through the passes.

Snow will intensify Thursday night. This will likely be the time period with the heaviest snow. Travel is not advised.

Snow showers will last through Friday afternoon, slowly tapering off throughout the day. Totals will range from 12 ”to 18” above 5000 ‘with some of the resort peaks measuring 2’ to 3 ‘. This will likely be the best storm for the mountains since late December.

In the Valley:

Areas of light rain start late Wednesday night and last through the Thursday morning commute. Rain will become less widespread in the afternoon, but a few heavier thunderstorms are possible, especially on the east side of the Valley. Wednesday night and Thursday will also be breezy.

Rain will be more widespread again Thursday night but it will quickly taper off Friday morning. Most of Friday looks dry with scattered clouds. Two day rainfall totals will range from .50 ”to 1.00”.

In the Foothills:

Steady rain will start very late Wednesday night, likely between 1 and 3 am There should be some breaks in the precipitation Thursday afternoon, but a few heavier thunderstorms are possible.

Rain will pick up again Thursday night. This will likely be the time period with the heaviest precipitation. Showers will linger into the first half of Friday with some slow clearing Friday afternoon.

Expect rainfall totals between 2.00 ”and 3.00” between tonight and Friday afternoon.

View our interactive radar below.

(App users, click here).

This system could impact traffic. Track our interactive traffic map below.

(App users, click here.)

Download our app for the latest.

Here is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts.

Watch our forecasts on TV or online.

Here’s where to find our latest video forecast. You can also watch a livestream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website turns red when we’re live.

We’re also streaming on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

Follow our KCRA weather team on social media.

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