CENTRAL SIERRA — A winter storm watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park, from 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, until Monday evening, Feb. 6.
The watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas above 6,000 feet, for heavy snowfall.
Heavy snow and blowing snow are expected, with accumulations of 14 to 20 inches above 6,000 feet.
Snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds may lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility, and additional power outages.
Winds will be southwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph.
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
Rain is in the forecast for the foothills this week, check below for details on timing in your neighborhood.