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
California remains deep in a drought, but a steady string of wet weather is making it look and feel replenished.
California is getting more rain Monday morning, but the two storms moving through the region aren't packing the wallop delivered by last week's major storm.
The storm has caused water levels to rise in the state’s reservoirs. But the rain won’t do a lot to improve the state’s water supply.
From the coast to the valleys and Sierra Nevada, Northern California is forecast to be walloped by a storm with near hurricane-force winds, rain and snow. The storm is forecast to be the biggest storm to hit the region since 2008.
Get ready for the biggest storm in years to pelt the Sacramento region. Forecasters are predicting light showers by Wednesday night.