Memorial Day Weekend weather looks sunny and pleasant for most of the Sacramento region, but the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for some areas due to expected snow fall levels of up to a foot at the mountain passes.
The weather service forecasts a 50 percent chance of showers after 11 p.m. Saturday, and showers are likely before 11 a.m. Sunday in the Sacramento Valley. Temperatures for Sunday should reach a high of 65.
The winter weather advisory starts 5 a.m. Sunday and lasts 24 hours. There’s potential for slippery roads and chain controls in the mountains, the weather service said. Up to 6 inches of snow are predicted for I-80 and Highway 50 passes, and 6 to 12 inches are forecast for Highway 88.
The sun will come back out — at least partly — for Memorial Day, though, and temperatures are expected to hit 71 degrees in the Valley.