SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s beginning to look like it will be a white Christmas for the high country as a storm makes its way to the region on Friday.
For Thursday, a Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until noon for the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. Less than 1/4 mile of visibility is expected, with some local areas possibly getting close to zero visibility.READ MORE: 'A Trend That Won't Go Away': Sacramento City Leaders Consider Permanent Plans For Street Dining
A few sprinkles are possible Thursday night, mainly north and west of the Sacramento area.
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Extra Extra, hot off the press! Here are the latest #snow cross section for the upcoming holiday winter storm. The snow starts falling on Friday and continues through Saturday morning. If traveling please check the road conditions before heading out! 1/x #cawx #KnowBeforeYouGo pic.twitter.com/zA3wOWD0lh
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) December 23, 2020
However, a more significant system is expected on Christmas Day.
The National Weather Service says a quarter to half an inch of rain is expected in the valley with Friday’s round. Heavy snow is also expected to develop, with forecasters saying 8-18 inches is possible across the higher mountain passes.
Up to 2 feet of snow could fall over peaks Friday through Saturday, forecasters say.
Drivers who are heading up to the mountains should prepare for winter driving conditions.
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More stormy weather is expected to arrive on Sunday and into next week. Another round of moderate to heavy mountain snow is looking possible with that storm, forecasters say.