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
As thousands of travelers hit the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday, a storm is dumping rain and snow in the Sierra Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning for Sacramento County residents near Elk Grove and Wilton as of 6:30 p.m. Monday. Winds up to 25 miles an hour moved over Wilton.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through 9 p.m. Monday for the King Fire burn area in El Dorado and Placer counties.
The Pacific Storm system brought some slight improvement to drought conditions in California and Nevada last week.
The National Weather service has canceled a flash flood warning for Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties for Monday afternoon. A "flash flood watch" remains in effect until 8 p.m. for the burn areas.