Get ready – the snow is coming, beginning tonight

According to the National Weather Service, two major winter storms are anticipated to move into Northern California this evening, Nov. 30 and last on and off into Sunday.
The first storm will move in tonight, Nov. 30, through Thursday night and is expected to bring rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds, and mountain travel impacts. A break is expected Thursday night into Friday afternoon before the second storm moves in Friday night into Sunday.
Caltrans advises that motorists should plan for chain controls in higher elevations and are advised to check weather and roadway conditions prior to and during breaks in travel. Higher elevation travel is highly discouraged during these storm systems.
Motorists should also be prepared by carrying chains and follow instructions from Caltrans personnel and law enforcement. Motorists who do not comply with chain controls not only endanger their own safety and the safety of other motorists but they also jeopardize vital maintenance operations to keep roadways open and safe.