Snowflakes fall on Caldor’s fire burn scar as damp weather moves through NorCal – CBS Sacramento
MODESTO (CBS13) – Parts of the valley saw rain as the upper Sierra Nevada was dusted with snow on Friday morning.
Hello #NorCal! Welcome to the coolest day of the week. Expect cloudy skies this morning, clearing up a bit in the afternoon. Possibility of additional scattered showers, mainly over the mountains and foothills of the Sierra. Warmer and drier weather forecast this weekend. #cawx pic.twitter.com/XxH3p369RD
– NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) October 8, 2021
In Modesto, the police department posted a photo of raindrops on one of their patrol vehicles. Officers are urging drivers to slow down as this is the first major rain in some time, which means the roads will be slippery.
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The National Weather Service says Friday is expected to be the coldest day of the week.
Scattered showers are expected mainly over the foothills and mountains, but the valley could also receive rain. Showers are expected to move east through Friday.
Snow was falling in Kingvale along the Interstate 80 corridor early Friday morning. However, only slight accumulations are expected and the impacts on travel along the I-80 and Highway 50 corridors are expected to be minimal.
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Parts of the Caldor Fire burn scar in El Dorado County were also dusted with snow.
MOUNTAIN PASS CLOSURE: District 10 closed SR-4 / Ebbetts Pass at the east end of Alpine Lake, SR-89 / Monitor Pass at Leviathan Lookout Road, and SR-108 / Sonora Pass at Kennedy Meadows in because of the approaching time. There is no estimated time for the opening of these mountain sites. pic.twitter.com/dgsnddfgba
– Caltrans District 10 (@ CaltransDist10) October 7, 2021
However, Hwy 4 / Ebbetts Pass at the east end of Alpine Lake, Hwy 89 / Monitor Pass at Leviathan Lookout Road, and Hwy 108 / Sonora Pass at Kennedy Meadows have all been closed due to forecast weather conditions. .
Caltrans has not yet given an estimated time to reopen these passes.
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NWS forecasters say warmer and drier weather is expected Saturday and Sunday.