The National Weather Service office in Eureka has issued a winter weather advisory for mountainous areas beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting until Wednesday, with snow at higher elevations as a front is expected to bring showers, hail and possibly a thunderstorm or two to other areas of the region.
Snow accumulations of 4 to 12 inches in areas above 2,000 feet over the next few days is likely to impact mountains roads and passes, including along state routes 299, 3 and 36, with motorists advised to carry chains.
“Travel could be very difficult to impossible,” the advisory states. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.”
Hail could start hitting later this afternoon as showers move into the area, with heavy rain and gusty wind up to 35 mph possible.