Snow and wind to roll in today
With a winter storm watch in place, resident of the Sierra can look for snow over the next three days.
The National Weather Service is forecasting snow at about 6,500 feet today but will drop to lake level by Thursday morning.
A total of 1 to 2 feet of snow is possible above 7,000 feet with up to a foot at the lake.
Wind gusts of up to 95 mph over high ridges are expected. The storm watch runs through late Wednesday to Late Thursday.
On Thursday, temperatures will drop and winds will pick up. The forecast for Friday is mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
As opposed to the high pressure that has shunted storms to the north of California most of 2007, an area of low pressure is moving south from the Gulf of Alaska and is expected to reach the Sierra this afternoon, according to the Weather Service.