After last week's intense snowstorm that dropped 4-5 feet of snow in California's mountains and plenty of rain to its urban areas, another round of moisture is headed into the state. Forecasts are calling for heavy rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds.
The smaller, first storm will hit northern California Wednesday and Thursday with periods of rain and some mountain snow. But the main action starts Friday, when a low pressure system will hit most of the state. Urban areas can expect 5-8 inches of rain (with some spots approaching 12 inches) while heavy snowfall will hit the mountains.
The forecast models are not quite in agreement yet with how much snow will fall. One model for Lake Tahoe shows 1-2 feet in total from Friday-Sunday, while another model says 3-5 feet.
Stay tuned for updates.