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Snow advisory brings travel warning

Dave Moller
Senior staff writer

A snow advisory for the Northern Sierra was issued by the National Weather Service at 2 p.m. Friday.

Mountain motorists can expect to see more snow falling today, tonight and Saturday that could bring two to five inches of snow as low as 1,000 feet. The cold storm that left snow in the foothills Friday morning has also triggered a travel warning.

Mountain travelers are being asked to carry tire chains to drive at the higher elevations above 3,000 feet, which are expected to see five to 10 inches of new snow by Saturday afternoon. Snow could even fall on the Sacramento Valley floor Saturday, due to unseasonably cold temperatures from the Canadian storm.

Expect temperatures to remain low with highs in the lower 40s and lows in the low 30s through Sunday. Overnight lows in the higher elevations could dip into single digits.

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