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Sierra forecast calls for snow or rain Friday, sunny for the weekend

On the first day of fall, Sierra roadways close due to September snowstorm

It may have been summer only yesterday, but today, three major mountain passes are closed due to a surprise snowstorm that hit the Sierra on Thursday. Go to QuickMap.dot.ca.gov to check up on current road conditions and closures.
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It may have been summer only yesterday, but today, three major mountain passes are closed due to a surprise snowstorm that hit the Sierra on Thursday. Go to QuickMap.dot.ca.gov to check up on current road conditions and closures.

Drivers headed to Lake Tahoe and other mountain locations on Friday should exercise caution with forecasts calling for a chance of rain or snow.

On Thursday, the last day of summer, snow created winter-like traffic conditions on mountain roads. Westbound Interstate 80 was closed for approximately four hours due to a series of collisions, one fatal, involving up to 16 vehicles.

The National Weather Service said the best chance for snow Friday will occur before 11 a.m. As temperatures increase, any precipitation is expected to be rain later in the day.

Saturday and Sunday are expected to be sunny in Sacramento and in the Tahoe area, with highs in the low- to mid-80s in the city and the high 50s in the mountains.

On the last day of summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, snow fell on the Sugar Bowl slopes.

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