There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from early Thursday through Friday morning.
NWS Forecasters are expecting snow to push across northeast California late tonight with heavy snowfall by early Thursday morning. Snow will decrease by Thursday evening with snow showers lingering through Friday morning. The Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 4:00a.m. Thursday to 4:00a.m. Friday.
Snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are predicted above 5000 feet west of Highway 395 with up to 18 inches near Yuba Pass. 2 to 6 inches elsewhere.
Strong winds are expected tonight into Thursday morning. Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph will be accompanied by ridge gusts up to 90 mph. Damage to trees is possible.
The snow levels start out at much higher elevations, 7,500 to 8,000 feet tonight, then fall to below 5000 feet by late Thursday morning. Here in the Honey Lake Valley we should see rain with just a slight chance of accumulated snow Thursday evening.
Above 5,000 feet snow and blowing snow with whiteout conditions and icy roads are expected. This includes highways 36, 44, 49, 70, 89 and 395. Significant delays and dangerous winter weather conditions are possible for back country activities.
Remember that conditions can deteriorate rapidly during winter storms… slow down and allow extra time when traveling. The NWS recommends that you carry tire chains, food, water, blankets and a flashlight in your car in case of an emergency.
For more information you can always find current conditions at LassenWeatherNetwork.com.