Substantial rainfall headed to Yuba-Sutter on Wednesday

November 15, 2017 GMT

A significant amount of rain is expected Wednesday in Yuba-Sutter. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in Northern California.

Up to 12 inches of snowfall is forecast at higher elevations including Donner and Echo Summit passes.

The local area should see about half an inch to 1 inch of rainfall through Wednesday night, said meteorologist Cory Mueller. Winds should be 10-15 mph during the day, increasing to 15-20 mph in the evening.

Scattered showers are possible through Thursday afternoon.

Friday may see patchy morning fog, with Saturday mostly sunny. Showers are possible late Sunday.

Temperatures should reach a high of 58 degrees Wednesday and Thursday and lows of 52 today and 40 Thursday.

Friday could see a high of 60 and low of 38 degrees.

Travel will be difficult in the Sierra, with snow levels possibly falling to 5,500-6,500 feet by Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Mueller said.

The California Department of Transportation reminds motorists traveling to higher elevations to winterize their vehicle; carry a travel kit that includes blankets, extra clothing, food and water, a flashlight and road flares; drive carefully; check conditions frequently and anticipate delays and closures.

To check current road conditions, visit quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call 800-427-7623.