Storm across California to bring rain, snow

Nov 9, 2015 11:47 AM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Umbrellas are out and streets are slick as a Monday morning rain hit the North State.

A storm system moving across California is bringing cool, wet weather to the low lands and snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Chains or snow tires are required on most mountain highways around Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border as forecasters predict up to 7 inches of snow along the Sierra Nevada mountain pass, and up to 1 ½ foot of snow at the highest peaks through Monday night.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento says a low-pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to drop up to three-quarters of an inch of rain in the low elevations.

Temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California are expected to dip to the 40s. Thunder and lightning is expected in some area.

Rain is also anticipated along the Central Coast and in Southern California.

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