A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 25 miles an hour are expected with gusts as high as 40 miles an hour, according to the National Weather Service.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult.
Lake Tahoe wave heights are expected to run two to four feet.
Operators of small craft that might be prone to capsizing are being urged to remain off the lake until the winds subside and conditions improve.
Winds are expected to die down by Wednesday morning.
N-NE wind increasing this morning Sierra to Coastal Range. Critical areas N & W Valley, Lake Co. later today. pic.twitter.com/p57OTgoknV— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 11, 2014
A storm system that's headed to Sacramento and the Sierra Friday and Saturday could bring with it thunderstorms and even hail.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor points to California's dwindling snowpack in its latest report.
The warm, wet storm forecast for Northern California may not add significant snow to the Sierra Nevada snowpack due to above normal temperatures.
You may have noticed more mosquitoes around. Sacramento area pest control officials say the warm dry winter has lured the mosquitoes out of hibernation.
For the first time in recorded weather history, Sacramento received no measurable rain in January.