Winter storm warning in effect for Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that will affect Plumas County this Monday, Jan. 4.

The warning is in effect from 4 a.m. Monday, through 2 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. The heaviest precipitation is expected Monday afternoon into evening.

For Western Plumas and Lassen Peak, heavy rain is predicted at lower elevations, with heavy rain and snow showers at higher elevations. The snow level is predicted to start at 6,500 feet and drop to 5,000 by Monday evening. No snow accumulation is expected at the lower elevations, while 5 to 10 inches are anticipated at the higher elevations. Prevailing south winds 10 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

For Eastern Plumas and Sierra counties, conditions are expected to be the worst from 11 a.m. Monday through 6 p.m. that evening. Snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches expected at the higher elevations. Windy conditions are expected with gusts up to the 60 mph.

A series of storms is expected in the region throughout the week.