9:10 a.m. Monday, March 31 — Another late-season storm will move into the Sierra from 2 p.m. today, Monday, March 31 until to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, April 1, bringing moderate amounts of snow to the Sierra. This system will be colder, so snow levels should drop to all valley floors by tonight.
Snow will begin this afternoon with heaviest falling this evening into tonight. Experts are expecting three to six inches of snow accumulations above 5,000 feet west of Highway 395, and up to two inches elsewhere.
Snow will produce reduced visibility along with slick roads. Expect chain controls at times tonight into early Tuesday morning — especially over higher elevations including Yuba Pass, Fredonyer Summit and Highway 44 west of Susanville. Roads will become slick and hazardous with snow and ice first developing on bridges and overpasses. Motorists should slow down and use caution.