Another winter storm is moving through the Sacramento region Friday through Saturday. Motorists are being advised to use caution when driving over the weekend.
The National Weather Service says slick roads will create travel hazards especially over Sierra passes. There is also potential for debris flows in fire-affected areas. Local power outages and downed trees are possible due to breezy winds and heavy rain.
Forecasters say thunderstorms and isolated funnel clouds are possible Saturday afternoon.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for mountain areas starting Friday afternoon through Saturday.
A winter storm will affect the region this aftn thru Sat aftn with over a foot of snow near the Sierra crest. https://t.co/ZsRqsysW4Z— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) January 22, 2016
Chain Control: SR-88 is R2 from Kirkwood to Picketts Junction. No Controls on I-80 No Controls on US-50... https://t.co/1hvnXV9gpO— CHP-Truckee (@CHP_Truckee) January 22, 2016
Meanwhile, in the San Franciso Bay Area, the first wave of a dual-front storm is not packing the punch that was expected.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Friday that the rain began Thursday night in the North Bay and, by early Friday, drizzle, heavy mist and showers had made roadways slippery, though rainfall totals in most places were relatively paltry.
A little more than an inch of rain had fallen in the far northern reaches of Sonoma County and the mountains north of Santa Cruz had picked up a little more than three-quarters of an inch, though most other locations were well below that.
A high surf advisory was in effect for much of the Northern California coastline and a coastal flood advisory was also issued as runoff from the storm, coupled with the so-called king tides, was likely to inundate low-lying areas.
-Capital Public Radio Staff, the Associated Press contributed to this report