Spring storm to bring light showers to Bay Area, snow to Sierra Nevada

A storm is expected to drop light rain on the Bay Area on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as bring snow to the northern Sierra Nevada.

The storm is forecast to bring between one-tenth of an inch and a quarter-inch of rainfall to the Bay Area, National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson said. Higher elevations in the North Bay and coastal mountains might get up to an inch of rain.

The storm system is promising up to two feet of snow in the northern Sierra.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for western Plumas County and the west slope of the northern Sierra Nevada from this afternoon through Thursday morning. The winter storm watch is for areas above 5,500 feet, which are expected to experience periods of heavy snow and gusty wind.

The heaviest snowfall is expected Wednesday. The weather service says one to two feet of snow is expected above 6,000 feet before the storm system moves out on Thursday morning.

Spring-like warm temperatures should return to the area by Friday, according to the weather service.

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