The National Weather Service says a series of wet systems from the northern Pacific Ocean could bring more than an inch of rain to some areas. The precipitation is likely to continue through the weekend.
A winter weather advisory is in effect Wednesday for Lake Tahoe and much of the Sierra's eastern front where up to a foot of snow is expected by Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow is expected during the day Wednesday. Between two and four inches of snow is expected at lake level at Tahoe.
Meanwhile, the snowpack atop mountain peaks in California has a new set of eyes to better gauge the amount of spring runoff. NASA has fixed a twin-engine plane with high-tech equipment to make regular snow surveys in the state.
Snow increasing in mountains today. Images are of expected snowfall totals for today and tonight. http://t.co/KhspxgDEFB— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 26, 2014
Isolated valley t-storms expected later today. Potential for weak funnel clouds and/or tornadoes in Sac Valley. pic.twitter.com/94gPSH9yWp— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 26, 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.