More rain, snow expected with new storm system |

More rain, snow expected with new storm system

A strong thunderstorm that caused hail and Wolf Creek to run like liquid milk chocolate at 3 p.m. today, is expected to bring more rain this afternoon and early evening, with snow down to 3,000 feet around midnight.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento this morning said the front is expected to last through Tuesday. The cold storm system will make weather very unstable with the possiblity of more severe thunderstorms bringing small hail, damaging winds, or even small tornadoes.

Periods of moderate to heavy snow are expected in the higher elevations, with snow levels coming down to 3,000 to 4,000 feet. Mountain travelers are warned to carry extra water, food and warm clothing in case of road emergencies.

Highs will be in the mid-50s today, dropping to the high 30s tonight. Highs Tuesday will be in the mid-40s, with lows around freezing Tuesday night.

Spring weather will return Wednesday, with clear skies and high temperatures climbing back up to the mid-50s. Lows will be in the 40s.

Clear to partly cloudy skies will return Thursday and last through the weekend. Highs will climb back into the mid-60s, with lows in the 40s.

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