Two storms may hit Sierra this weekend |

Two storms may hit Sierra this weekend

Two weekend storms could dump snow on the Sierra and make weekend travel treacherous at higher elevations.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento said Thursday’s sunny weather will begin to change as the first storm starts moving in.

It will bring cloudy conditions, possible rain and winds up to 14 mph in the foothills by today, with the bulk of the storm unloading that night. That could bring several inches of snow and gusty winds at the higher elevations.

That means high Sierra travelers should carry tire chains, extra water, clothing and a sense of caution, the Weather Service said.

The second storm front will arrive Saturday afternoon or evening, bringing a possibility of more precipitation and high winds through Sunday.

The storms are expected to bring highs down to the mid-30s, with lows in the 20s for the foothills. It will break up as Monday progresses, while another wet front may move in Tuesday.

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