How long will it rain in Sacramento, snow in the Sierra Thursday?

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Some much-needed rain and snow arrived in Northern California on Thursday. The KCRA 3 weather team is declaring a Weather Impact Day on Thursday for travel impacts in the Sierra, where chain checks are in effect for portions of Interstate 80 and Highway 50. The past few weeks have been mostly dry and this weather system could send several feet of snow to the Sierra and some much-needed humidity to keep the vegetation from drying out. (Video above: A live stream of our morning news coverage. Video below: December 1, 5 a.m. forecast and storm coverage.) Scroll down to see the latest forecast from our weather team, interactive radar, and a real-time traffic map. Here are the latest updates. Here are the latest updates you need to know about 6:46 a.m. Those traveling to the Sierra can check the latest highway conditions here. Caltrans says this about I-80: Chain checks are in effect from 2 miles east of Baxter in Placer County to Truckee. Eastbound trucks are screened at Applegate. Westbound trucks are screened five miles west of Reno. Caltrans says this about Highway 50: Chains are required from Twin Bridges to Meyers in El Dorado County. Here’s what you need to know about the forecast. Gusts Meteorologist Eileen Javora says the weather system will bring some gusts on Thursday. “Some gusts from the south can be about 35 to even 40 miles per hour, especially on the east side of the valley, in eastern Sacramento County through the lower reaches,” she said this week. Rain in the Sacramento Valley On the latest models, the rain is a little faster, so the morning ride will be windy and wet, with rain continuing into the afternoon with clearings in the afternoon, according to our weather team. Northern California could receive about a half inch to an inch of rain in some spots in the valley, such as Sacramento on Thursday. Elsewhere around Modesto, a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of rain could fall. Late Thursday morning and into the afternoon hours, rain is expected to slide south and taper into the valley floor, though snow will persist — and snow levels may actually drop during that time. The combination of wind and rain will drop leaves across the region that can back up storm drains. Video below: Crews in Sacramento clear leaves from street in preparation for rainSierra Snow It is forecast to snow much of the day in the Sierra above 5,000 feet, with 2-foot accumulations possible at higher elevations on Thursday. Ski areas can be within a 3 foot range. Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says most of the snow will be above 3,000 feet. Chain checks affecting travel in Sierra are also expected on Thursday and early Friday. Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway. Snow levels will drop to about 4,000 feet during the day, with accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. The chance of small amounts of snow reaching 2,500 feet Thursday night into Friday morning. With more snow in the Sierra on Saturday night into Sunday, there could be travel problems. Video below: Truck residents stock up ahead of the Sierra storm Looking Ahead By Thursday evening and Friday, the rain and snow will be gone, but we may see some fog by Friday morning. Northern California will get a break from rain on Friday before rain begins to develop again on Saturday and linger into Sunday. team says. Sacramento Warmup Centers Open Sacramento County will open an alert center at DHA 28th Street Annex from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday through at least next week. It is located at 1725 28th St. in downtown Sacramento. Learn more in the video player below. Follow real-time traffic updates here (App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.) Follow our interactive Doppler radar here (App users, click here to see our interactive radar map.) Download our app for the latest Here is where you can download our app for the latest weather alerts. Follow our KCRA weather team on social media Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan on Facebook and Twitter Meteorologist Tamara Berg on Facebook and Twitter Meteorologist Eileen Javora on Facebook Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on Facebook Meteorologist/Climate Reporter Heather Waldman on Facebook and Twitter View our weather forecasts on TV or onlineHere’s our latest video forecast. You can also watch a live stream of our latest newscast here. The banner on our website will turn red when we are live. We also stream on the Very Local app for Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV.

Some much-needed rain and snow arrived in Northern California on Thursday. The KCRA 3 weather team is declaring a Weather Impact Day Thursday for travel impacts in the Sierra, where chain checks are in effect for portions of Interstate 80 and Highway 50.

The past few weeks have been mostly dry, and this weather system could bring several feet of snow to the Sierra and some much-needed humidity to keep vegetation from drying out.

(Video above: A live stream of our morning news coverage. Video below: Dec. 1.5 hour forecast and storm coverage.)

Scroll down to see the latest forecast from our weather team, interactive radar and a real-time traffic map. Here are the latest updates.

Here are the latest updates you need to know

6:46 am: Those traveling to the Sierra can view the latest highway conditions here.

Caltrans says this about I-80: Chain checks are in effect from 2 miles east of Baxter in Placer County to Truckee. Eastbound trucks are screened at Applegate. Westbound trucks are screened five miles west of Reno.

Caltrans says this about Highway 50: Chains are required from Twin Bridges to Meyers in El Dorado County.

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Here’s what you need to know about the forecast.

Windy conditions

Meteorologist Eileen Javora says the weather system will bring some wind gusts on Thursday.

“Some gusts from the south can be about 35 to even 40 miles per hour, especially on the east side of the valley, in eastern Sacramento County through the lower reaches,” she said this week.

Rain in the Sacramento Valley

According to our weather team, the rain will flow a little faster on the latest models, so the morning commute will be windy and wet, with rain lasting into the afternoon with clearings in the afternoon.

Northern California could see about an inch to an inch of rain on Thursday in some spots in the valley, such as Sacramento. Elsewhere around Modesto, a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of rain could fall.

Late Thursday morning and into the afternoon hours, rain is expected to slide south and taper into the valley floor, though snow will persist — and snow levels may actually drop during that time.

The combination of wind and rain will bring down leaves throughout the region that can back up storm drains.

Video below: Sacramento crews clear leaves from the street in preparation for rain

Sierra snow

It is forecast to snow for much of the day in the Sierra above 5,000 feet, with 2-foot accumulations possible at higher elevations on Thursday. Ski areas can be within a 3 foot range.

Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says most of the snow will be above 3,000 feet.

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Chain checks affecting travel in Sierra are also expected on Thursday and early Friday. Click here for a look at Caltrans’ QuickMap for traffic conditions. Click here to search conditions by highway.

Snow levels will drop to about 4,000 feet during the day, with accumulations of 6 to 12 inches.

The chance of small amounts of snow reaching 2,500 feet Thursday night into Friday morning.

With more snow in the Sierra Saturday night into Sunday, there could be travel problems.

Video below: Truckee residents stock up for the Sierra storm

Looking forward

The rain and snow are gone on Thursday evening and Friday, but some fog may develop on Friday morning.

Northern California will get a break from rain on Friday before rain begins to develop again on Saturday and linger into Sunday.

But the occasional rain and snow over the weekend is still hard to time at this point, says our weather team.

Sacramento warming centers open

Sacramento County will open an alert center at DHA 28th Street Annex from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday through next week. It is located at 1725 28th St. in downtown Sacramento. Learn more in the video player below.

Follow real-time traffic updates here

(App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.)

Follow our interactive Doppler radar here

(App users, click here to see our interactive radar map.)

Download our app for the latest news

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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