The National Weather Service says a winter storm should hit northern California and Nevada this week with 50 mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as three inches of snow in the Sierra.
Meteorologist Brooke Bingaman says the snow should fall only in the higher elevations even though the snow level will be about 2500 feet.
"The storm system that's coming down mainly on Tuesday into Wednesday morning: it's very limited in moisture. So, any snow that happens around the 2500-foot elevation level is probably going to be more snow flurries."
Bingaman says low temperatures in the Sacramento Valley will be about 30 degrees. It's unlikely the system will produce any significant rain.
This December has been the seventh wettest December on record in northern California.