A storm is brewing in Sacramento. What to expect as more rain and mountain snow arrives

Sunny skies over the weekend were a nice break from the consistent rainfall in Sacramento. This week, we’re gearing up for another storm.

More rain is on the way.

High winds, cold temperatures and roughly an inch of rain is forecast for the Sacramento metro area, according to the National Weather Service.

Here are the details:

Sacramento forecast

Rain is forecast to begin Monday night in the capital city.

But the bulk of the rain is expected for Tuesday, with some isolated thunderstorms to continue into Wednesday, said Scott Rowe, a weather service meteorologist.

A little more than an inch of rain is predicted during this week’s storm in the Sacramento area, Rowe said.

Gusty southerly winds are also in the forecast.

A wind advisory goes into effect Monday at 8 p.m. through Tuesday evening. Gusts of 35 to 45 miles per hour are predicted, according to a tweet from the weather service. There is a possibility winds could reach 50 mph.

Chilly temperatures will continue through the week.

Monday afternoon is expected to be the warmest day in the forecast, punching in at 62 degrees. Wednesday night will be the coldest at 39 degrees.

What about snow?

A winter storm warning will start at 11 p.m. Monday in the Central Sierra and continue through Wednesday morning. Snow level is going to start at 2,500 to 3,500 feet, according to the weather service.

“With this storm we’re expecting anywhere from 2 to 4 feet of snow,” Rowe said.

Major travel impacts are expected. Strong winds and reduced visibility are forecast, which are expected to cause chain controls and road closures in the mountain.

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